|Press Releases | Search DNR | DNR Home|
DNR to Hold Public Meeting on Summer Flounder Regulations
Fishery to be Reduced in 2009
Annapolis, Md. (February 20, 2009) - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Service will hold a public meeting at the Ocean Pines Library located at 11107 Cathell Road in Berlin, MD to discuss regulations for the 2009 summer flounder fishery on Monday, February 23rd at 5:30PM.
DNR is required to reduce the 2009 recreational summer flounder catch in Maryland by 32%. This reduction is necessary to mitigate exceeding harvest targets last year.
Options being discussed at the meeting will include increasing minimum size limits, reducing creel limits and shortening the fishing season.
Public comment at this meeting will assist DNR in deciding on the options that will be presented as proposed regulations in the coming weeks.
More information is available online at www.dnr.state.md.us/fisheries.
Options selected by the DNR will be available for public feed back on the draft regulation website after the meeting.
For more information, please contact Steve Doctor at 410 – 213 -1531 or Mike Luisi at 410 -260 - 8341.
February 20, 2009
Contact: Ray Weaver
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov