Dominic Iadicicco

Flounder reg in NYS

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22 hours ago, Jewjitzu said:

Just to avoid my own confusion, the dwindling population in NY is only related to winter flounder, correct?

This isn't effecting summer flounder/fluke? 

Yes, we're talking about winter flounder.

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20 hours ago, Popasilov said:

There is a little bit better situation with summer flounder, but it is in decline also.


We should have the report on the summer flounder banchmark stock assessment very soon, and see exactly where things stand.  I fear that there will be some bad news.

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1 hour ago, CWitek said:

Yes, we're talking about winter flounder.

"My solution" to the winter flounder situation, the cod situation, the fluke situation, the weakfish situation, etc. is to ban all nets (pound nets, gill nets and draggers) in all state waters. Most species need the shallower waters for spawning and the juveniles need those same waters to grow to viable sizes. "The commercial harvesters" like to think of themselves as "like farmers" but they are more akin to "strip miners", destroying everything in their wake.

In a meeting I had with David Pierce last July, I presented my evidence that the increased winter flounder quotas for commercials over the past 6 years have led to a 90% reduction in recreational harvest in Boston Harbor over those same years. The data was undeniable. "Increased commercial effort equals decreased recreational opportunity". That is a fact.

Mr. Pierce admitted there is an issue and he promised he would do something about it. He also said that if he actually did enough, he wouldn't have a job. There is far too much lobby pressure from the commercial industry on politicians and it is high time the recreational community got into the act. Call every politician you can get a number for and tell them that you vote and you want more fish in your state waters. This is a public resource that is trimmed to the lowest possible population all the time by one of the two user groups and it has to stop!

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Yet Party Boats on long island still do trips, they will have 60 passengers and catch 2 10" flounders


CT is the same with Blackfish, No spring season in NY but go to the other side of Long Island Sound and CT has a season

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