Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MFC to be, or not to be? That is the question

The May meeting of the NJ Marine Fisheries Council, originally scheduled for May 4, 2017, has been rescheduled to this Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. at the Avalon Community Hall, 3001 Avalon Avenue, Avalon, NJ 08202.  Agenda items include Summer Flounder and Black Sea Bass regulatory updates.  For the full agenda see the PDF document at http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/2017/minutes/mfc_agenda05-17-17.pdf on the NJDEP Div. of Fish and Wildlife website. 

Will we have 3 @18"  ?  @ 19" ? A 104 day season or 128 day season?

These are questions NJ is still sorting out and there is a lot of tug and war between North Jersey anglers and South Jersey anglers.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Will we have a flounder season in NJ in 2017?

If so, what shape will it take and what will we see?

Update from the DEP:

Since the NJ Marine Fisheries Council met recently on April 13, 2017 and no additional information is available in regards to moving forward with any changes to the 2017 summer flounder recreational regulations, Acting Chair Dick Herb has decided to postpone the May 4, 2017 Council meeting to later this month.  No date or location has been chosen at this time as the Council awaits any decisions from the ASMFC meetings next week. If necessary, the Council will hold an emergency meeting to discuss potential summer flounder regulations pending those ASMFC decisions.