After longer-than-normal consideration of state proposals, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has approved management measures for the 2013 saltwater recreational fishing season.
New York's new rules for fluke, porgy and black sea bass are as follows:
- Fluke: 19-inch minimum size, 4-fish possession limit, open season May 1 through September 29
- Porgy: 10-inch minimum size, 30-fish possession limit, open season May 1 through December 31 (Anglers aboard licensed party or charter vessels may possess up to 45 fish during September and October)
- Black sea bass: 13-inch minimum size, 8-fish possession limit, open season July 10 through December 31
The black sea bass rules represent a required 24% reduction from last year.
Please read our press release for more details: http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/90442.html