Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

273151 Posts in 29218 Topics- by 6986 Members - Latest Member: Mbadilla
NJ Saltwater Fisherman ForumsNJ Saltwater FishermanFisheries ManagementBlack Sea Bass, Summer Flounder and Weakfish Regulation Changes
Pages: [1]   Go Down
Print
Author Topic: Black Sea Bass, Summer Flounder and Weakfish Regulation Changes  (Read 4902 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
CaptTB
SSFFF
Sponsor
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 181


« on: March 31, 2010, 05:33:54 PM »

The NJ DEP has announced new regulations for the recreational and commercial harvest of black sea bass, summer flounder, and weakfish became effective in New Jersey on March 25, 2010. New Jersey's adoption of the regulations was necessary to remain in compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) Interstate Fishery Management Plans (FMP) for these species.

The regulation changes include a reduction in the recreational black sea bass season, a minor change in the summer flounder recreational season and a recreational and commercial possession limit reduction for weakfish.

For more information on the changes, including season dates and size limits, see http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/news/2010/marreg_changes.htm on the division's web site.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2010, 05:34:29 PM by CaptTB » Logged
IrishAyes
Fishing At It's Finest
Admin
*****
Online Online

Gender: Male
Location: Shark River
Posts: 17309



« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 06:22:33 PM »

 thumbs up

Just got that in an email. Was gonna post it but you beat me to it. Thank you sir. 
Logged

Captain Joe of the Irish Ayes

May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.  ~Irish Blessing
Still Running
AKA-Rick(Dieselhp)
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Jefferson Township, NJ
Posts: 8294



WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010, 07:09:35 PM »

New Jersey summer flounder recreational season to May 29 through September 6, which includes both Memorial Day and Labor Day. The 2009 season was May 23 through September 4. The recreational possession limit and minimum size remain at 6 fish per day and 18 inches.

black sea bass season of May 22 through September 12, which is now in effect in New Jersey. The recreational black sea bass possession limit and minimum size remain at 25 fish per day and 12.5 inches.

The ASMFC's Weakfish Management Board (Board) implemented stock-wide management measures to reduce the recreational and commercial weakfish possession limit due to a determination that the Atlantic Coast weakfish stock is currently depleted and at the lowest population level since estimates have been recorded (1981-2008). The Board implemented stock-wide management measures to promote stock rebuilding, which result in a recreational possession limit of one (1) fish per angler per day. The former New Jersey recreational possession limit was six fish per angler per day.
Logged

Fishing Sandy Hook and anywhere I can get on a boat.




My biggest fear is when I die my wife sells all of my fishing tackle for what she thinks I paid for it!
Www.HNCTruckParts.com
Tacklebox Joe
Super Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 1726



« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2010, 07:51:05 PM »

thanks to all for the updates....
Logged
Jeffish
Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Fish, IBSP
Posts: 509



WWW
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 08:07:14 PM »

Wow, 1 weakfish per day.
Logged

Pfishingruven
P-Man
Moderator
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Manahawkin
Posts: 10193



« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 10:19:09 PM »

Wow, 1 weakfish per day.

 
Logged

bugmannj
Super Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Garfield
Posts: 1134



« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010, 06:07:42 PM »

Sux 
Logged

Good things come to those who bait

Builds and repairs rods if needed
Capt. Birch
Sponsor
*****
Offline Offline

Location: Seaside Park
Posts: 509



WWW
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 09:57:37 PM »

 Thanks for the post and link guys. I see that they are posted as final but as we all remember seabass was supposed to be open year round in 2009 . Capt TB is there any truth to a possible change or add on to the final seabass numbers after the final waves are in. Heard a fairly large number being thrown around and possible add on to the current dates. Is this still a possibility?
Logged

Pops Soul
SKIP <*}}}><
Super Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Morrissville, Pa / Shark River
Posts: 5293


SKIP <*}}}><


« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 11:45:33 PM »

Yea 1 Weakfish A day, We thought 2 winter flounder a day was bad 
Logged

It's Not A Knot Until You Pull It Tight!
Bucktail
Just a Jig-alo
Admin
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Location: Lacey Township, NJ
Posts: 12614


Have jigs. Will travel.


WWW
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2010, 12:43:58 AM »

Unfortunately, unlike the sea bass situation, both winter flounder and weakfish stocks are in very bad shape.
Logged

Capt. Birch
Sponsor
*****
Offline Offline

Location: Seaside Park
Posts: 509



WWW
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2010, 02:18:47 AM »

Unfortunately, unlike the sea bass situation, both winter flounder and weakfish stocks are in very bad shape.


I have been wondering and waiting for a place to post a few questions. I guess this  the spot for now. Wink I have been seeing people post on many sites their distaste and some places(not here) their out right disgust with the winter flounder and weakfish regs. They seem really up set about the small bag limits and  do not seem to have any concern about the stocks health(as bucktail points out.) Is there people out there that really think weakfish and winter flounder are in good shape and its just some big plan to keep fisherman from keeping fish? Just wondering are people p*ssed off at low stocks or low limits?
Logged

Pages: [1]   Go Up
Print
Jump to:  


terrafin

Heavy Duty truck Parts On Line

Web Site Design