Thiele Applauds DEC for Relaxed Recreational Harvest Rules for Fluke, Porgy, Black Sea Bass

New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele, Jr. (I, D, WF-Sag Harbor) today thanked New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Commissioner Joseph Martens for adopting recreational fishing rules for summer flounder (fluke), scup (porgy) and black sea bass that are less restrictive than current rules.

As noted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the season for fluke opened May 1 and will remain open through Sunday, September 29, 2013. The fluke size limit is 19 inches and there is a four-fish bag limit. Black sea bass fishing season runs from July 10 to December 31, with a 13-inch minimum size and an eight-fish bag limit. Porgy rules were slightly relaxed for 2013, with a 10-inch minimum size, 30-fish bag limit and a fishing season from May 1 to December 31 for all anglers. Party and charter boats will have a bonus of a 45-fish bag limit from September 1 to October 31.

Assemblyman Thiele reminds anglers to register with the free Recreational Marine Fishing Registry, which is required for fishing in the Marine and Coastal District.

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