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New Information Expected - Summer Flounder Quotas
Posted on 07/25/2008
In the coming weeks we'll be learning more about 2009 quotas for Summer Flounder. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will be meeting in Philadelphia, PA on August 6, 2008 to review the the SCC and Summer Flounder Monitoring Committee's recommendations for the harvesting and commercial management measures for Summer Flounder. Some believe that the limits placed on Summer Flounder are too strict based on the fact that stock conditions have improved. In fact, some information suggests that based on new models even greater progress then expected has been made toward the target biomass for flounder. Look for additional information in the weeks to come. RELATED INFORMATION Meeting Agenda: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council: Summer Flounder Save the Fummer Flounder Fishery Fund History of the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass FMP Status of Fishery Resources off the Northeastern US - Summer Flounder Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Act Magnuson-Stevens FIshery Conservation & Management Act Reauthorized (2007) HR 5425: The Flexibility in Rebuilding American Fisheries Act of 2008 (Proposed Amendment to the Magnuson-Stevens Act) National Marine Manufacturers Association Statement on HR 5425