The Commonwealth’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission met on March 12, 2012 and approved proposed recreational scup, black sea bass, and fluke regulations for 2012. Due to the late timing of this action, MarineFisheries is enacting emergency regulations for the upcoming season. The 2012 black sea bass, scup and fluke recreational fishing seasons, bag limits and size limits for are:
|All Modes||May 11 - June 24|
June 25 - October 31
|May 22 - September 30||16.5"||5 fish|
|Private Angler||May 1 - December 31||10.5"||20 fish/angler or 100 scup/vessel w/6 or more anglers|
|For-Hire||May 1 - May 10|
June 25 - December 31
|For-Hire Bonus||May 11 - June 24||11"||45 fish|
Be advised that a public hearing and public comment period will be scheduled in the coming weeks to take comments on these fishing limits.
For more information regarding the management of the black sea bass, scup and fluke in Massachusetts please visit www.mass.gov/marinefisheries . For information pertaining to the interstate management of these species please visit www.asmfc.org and http://mafmc.org.
If you have any questions pertaining to this emergency regulations, contact Jared Silva by phone (617-626-1534) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).