Skip to main content
Unsupported Browser Detected

Internet Explorer lacks support for the features of this website. For the best experience, please use a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Proposed Rule for 2021 Recreational for Summer Flounder Measures


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Comments Close
04/21/2021 - Submit a comment
Point of Contact
Emily Keiley, (978)-281-9116


NOAA Fisheries is seeking comments on proposed 2021 summer flounder recreational fishery management measures.

NOAA Fisheries proposes to continue the conservation equivalency approach for the summer flounder recreational fishery, in which states or regions develop minimum sizes, possession limits, and fishing seasons that will achieve the necessary level of conservation. Both the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission recommended continuing conservation equivalency in 2021.

The proposed rule contains additional details on conservation equivalency, including what measures would be put in place if the Commission does not ultimately recommend conservation equivalency.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/06/2021