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January 9, 2001

WINTER FLOUNDER RECREATIONAL SIZE LIMIT CHANGE

For more information contact:
Paul Scarlett at 609-748-2020

The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife would like to remind recreational anglers that the minimum size limit for winter flounder in state waters has increased from 10 to 11 inches. The increase is the last phase of a management action to incrementally raise the size limit for winter flounder from 10 to 11 inches.

"The size limit increase was done incrementally to lessen immediate impacts which may have occurred to the fishery through one large size limit increase, while allowing for a long-term increase in yield from the fishery," said Division Director Bob McDowell.

The 2001 spring season for winter flounder is open from March 1 through May 31. The fall season begins September 15 and runs through December 31. There is no recreational bag limit for winter flounder.