In an effort to avoid a closure and keep the fishery open for the entire summer sub period, an amendment to the RI Marine Fisheries regulations will be filed on August 25, 2014. In summary, the change is as follows:
PART III MARINE FISHERIES COUNCIL
3.2.1 - This action DECREASES the commercial fishery for Summer Flounder to 50 lbs/vessel/day beginning on 12:01 AM Tuesday, August 26, 2014, until further notice.
For a Summary of Changes to the RI Marine Fisheries Regulations, when posted, click here:
The regulations can be viewed in their entirety when posted at the DEM/DFW Marine Fisheries web site.