Summer Flounder Fishery To Close Monday
The National Marine Fisheries Service is closing all commercial fishing on summer flounder effective one minute after midnight Monday.
According to NMFS, the annual catch quota for summer flounder, or fluke, has been reached. Fishing boat captain and New England Fishery Management Council member Rodney Avila tells WBSM News the fishery closure will effect smaller fishing boats who’s primary catch is made up of fluke.
Avila says the closure is not unusual for this time of year, as the summer flounder quota is usually met at the end of August or beginning of September.