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Judge DQ's Heasley's 2016 White Marlin PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO 7 DE ADMIN CODE 3511 SUMMER FLOUNDER SIZE LIMITS; POSSESSION LIMITS; SEASONS Anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 3 and 4 DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police to host 31st Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 3 Mid-Atlantic Council to Hold Public Hearings for Chub Mackerel Amendment Joint Council Meeting with ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board in Alexandria, VA: May 10, 2017 Survey Finds Resilient Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Number of Spawning-Age Female Crabs up 31 Percent to Historic High ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Board Conference Call Additional closure needed to assist beachnesters at the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park Retention Limit of Commercial Aggregated Large Coastal Shark and Hammerhead Shark Management Groups: Atlantic Region Reduced to 3 Sharks per Trip NOAA Fisheries Announces an Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Advisory Panel Meeting May 9-11, 2017
MD Announces 2017 Flounder Regulations
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Secretary of the 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 summer flounder fishery for 2017, effective 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2017.

• The season will be open January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

• 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 for summer flounder is 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.

• All other rules remain the same.

The season, size limit, and creel limit may be adjusted in 2017 pending Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission action.


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