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From an email from the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife on 1/27:

NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin today joined federal and state lawmakers, leaders of the state's recreational and commercial fishing industries, anglers, and people whose livelihoods rely on fishing to rally in opposition to proposed drastic recreational harvest reductions for summer flounder, saying the changes would devastate the state's fishing industry and have far-reaching economic impacts on shore tourism.

The rally follows votes last month by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council that would likely result in an increase in the size of individual summer flounder anglers can keep, as well as a decrease in number of fish that may be kept each day, and a reduction in season length.

For more information see the DEP news release at http://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2017/17_0006.htm on the DEP website.
The letter Commissioner Martin sent to the ASMFC can be viewed at http://www.nj.gov/dep/docs/20170119-draft-addendum.pdf .

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