Effective April 7, 2009, the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection, with the approval of the New Jersey Marine Fisheries Council, has changed the summer flounder recreational possession limit and season and the black seas bass recreational size limit.
The summer flounder recreational regulations in New Jersey for 2009 consist of an open season from May 23 through September 4, a size limit of 18-inches or greater and a possession limit of 6-fish per day.
The recreational size limit for black sea bass is now 12.5-inches, while the season remains open all year with a bag limit of 25-fish per day. These actions have been taken to maintain New Jersey's compliance with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's (ASMFC) management plans for summer flounder and black sea bass.
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