Thursday, December 22, 2011
Council Revises 2012 Harvest Limits - Recommends Liberalization of Recreational Management Measures -- Mid Atlantic Fisheries Council
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council met jointly with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries
Commission’s Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Board last week in Williamsburg, VA to set catch and harvest limits for summer flounder and scup. Although the Council had set limits for the 2012 fishing year in
August, the Council received updated stock assessments in October that indicated the previous recommendations for summer flounder and scup were too high. They also recommended recreational management measures for summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass for 2012.