yarddog59

Commercial fluke fishery closed in Mass

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Got a call from a friend in Marthas Vineyard who said that Mass authorities closed the commercial fishery for fluke in the state, because the limit had been reached on July 19th. I wonder who is watching here in NJ???

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I don't know how they fish for Fluke , Nets  some kind if cage ?  dragging the bottom ? But i did see a vid of a comm fisherman kicking off through the scuppers dozens of dead fluke because  the season was closed. By Catch  is what it is. So you close down a fishery and they move on to another species .It is a problem that is hard to remedy .

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I've always heard that the comms receive a quota, and they will fill it in one day, then they're done with fluke and on to the next thing.

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19 hours ago, Hammerheadman said:

I don't know how they fish for Fluke , Nets  some kind if cage ?  dragging the bottom ? But i did see a vid of a comm fisherman kicking off through the scuppers dozens of dead fluke because  the season was closed. By Catch  is what it is. So you close down a fishery and they move on to another species .It is a problem that is hard to remedy .

They drag for them, with a net with 4" mesh size.  The commercial size limit is 14", I believe (kept low so they don't have to buy new nets).  No wonder we catch so many shorts.

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31 minutes ago, yarddog59 said:

The restaurants call it filet of sole or flounder.

Great band!

10 hours ago, Sparky said:

The argument for the 14" size is it's the perfect plate size for restaurants. 

I hadnt heard that.  Interesting.  Thanks!

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