Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Fax (617) 626.1509
July 31, 2008
COMMERCIAL FLUKE FISHERY TO CLOSE TUESDAY, AUGUST 5TH -
Landings permitted until 8 PM on Tuesday, August 5th
Current dealer reporting information indicates that the Commonwealth’s 2008 summer flounder (fluke) fishery quota (615,218-lbs.) will be reached on Tuesday, August 5th. Therefore, after 8PM on Tuesday, August 5th commercial fishermen are prohibited from landing or possessing fluke through December 31, 2008.
The 2009 Period I fishery is scheduled to open on February 1, 2009 with a 500-lb. daily possession limit for net gear.
For further information contact DMF at 617-626-1520 or please visit our website at www.mass.gov/marinefisheries.