SUMMER FLOUNDER CATCH COULD BE CUT BY 10 PERCENT

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission says it is considering a fishery management plan that would cut New Jersey’s summer flounder quota by 10 percent. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council will meet next Thursday at the Atlantic County Library in Galloway Township to consider options. ASMFC claims that flounder spawning stock is in decline and is planning to cut the East Coast summer flounder catch by over two million pounds. In addition, the fisheries commission has ordered the catch of black sea bass to be cut by 32 percent.

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