For Immediate Release - August 14, 2013

Commercial Summer Flounder Fishery to Close Friday, August 23, 2013

The Commonwealth’s 2013 commercial summer flounder (fluke) quota of 791,236 lbs. is projected to be harvested by the end of the fishing day on Thursday, August 22, 2013.  The fishery will be closed from Friday, August 23, 2013 through the end of the year, unless otherwise notified.

Trip level reports should be sent to DMF Statistics Project, 30 Emerson Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930. Reports must be submitted monthly by the fifteenth of the following month. Blank forms and instructions were mailed out prior to the beginning of the 2013 fishing season, and additional copies can be obtained from the MarineFisheries website at: Trip-Level Reporting.

For further information on the management of the commercial fluke fishery contact MarineFisheries at 617-626-1520 or visit our website: www.mass.gov\marinefisheries.