The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding anglers to take advantage of the eight days added to the recreational summer flounder season. Instead of closing on September 16, 2013, the season has been extended through Tuesday, September 24 (closes on 12:01 A.M. September 25). The NJ Marine Fisheries Council approved this modification at their July 11 meeting and the change was recently approved by DEP Commissioner Bob Martin. The possession and size limits remain at 5 fish and 17.5 inches, respectively.

These additional days were approved by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission  through Addendum XXIV, which allowed New Jersey and New York to utilize unused quota from other states . This allowance is for the 2013 season only.

The Division is also reminding anglers that just three days after the summer flounder closure the black sea bass fishing season re-opens on Friday, September 27 and will run through October 14 before closing for a brief period.  The recreational black sea bass fishery then re-opens on November 1 to December 31.  All black sea bass seasons have a size limit of 12.5 inches and a bag limit of 20 fish.

For more information on saltwater fishing in New Jersey, visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/saltwater.htm on the Division’s website.

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