New York State Summer Flounder Permit Holders:
- This directive hereby notifies you that in the State of New York on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:00AM (00:00 hours); the commercial summer flounder (fluke) fishery is CLOSED to summer flounder All Gear and Hook and Line Gear permit holders.
- Commercial summer flounder harvest in New York will resume during the month of December, as agreed upon under the 2017 Summer Flounder Quota Distribution Plan.
This action is taken pursuant to the quota distribution schedule of subdivision 40.1(u)(4) of 6 NYCRR.
Please note: As per NYSDEC 40.1 (l)(5) Summer flounder (fluke) commercial fishing—special regulations, the daily trip limit for summer flounder Fixed Gear permit holders is set at 50 lbs. This trip limit remains in effect until Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 11:59PM.