The Secretary of Maryland Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Code of Maryland Regulation 08.02.05.12F, announces the season, catch limit, and minimum size for the recreational summer flounder fishery for 2014.
The season will open at 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2014. The fishery will remain open through 11:59 pm December 31, 2014. Recreational anglers may keep up to 4 summer flounder per person per day. The recreational minimum size for summer flounder is 16 inches in all Maryland state waters. The commercial hook and line minimum size is also 16 inches in all Maryland state waters. The commercial minimum size for summer flounder caught by gear other than hook and line is 14 inches.
The Department may close the recreational season early if projections indicate the recreational harvest target will be caught before December 31, 2014, or may change the minimum size, season, or creel limit in a later Notice.