Catch Date: 01/27/2017 10:12 AM
Story Date: 01/27/2017 14:39 PM
Location: Point Pleasant Beach NJ
Attended the NJ DEP Press Conference this morning at Fisherman's Supply in Point Pleasant. Commissioner Bob Martin along with federal and state law makers, private and commercial captain's, and reprensitives from recreational fishing interests such as the Recreational Fishing Alliance, Jersey Coast Angler's Association, New Jersey Outdoor Alliance, New Jersey Federation of Sportsman's Clubs,United Boatsmen, and Save the Summer Flounder Fishery Fund, spoke about their official opposition and plans to fight the proposed federal changes / 49% reduction to the 2017 NJ Fluke Regulations by the ASMFC.
It was a cold, windy morning with about 200+ Fishermen, Captain's, Business Owners, and Press in attendance. This is a start, and I hope that we are sucessful in our fight to change the Federal Regulations, which want to give NJ Angler's a minimum size limit increase from 18" to 19" ( next door in Delaware Bay they have a 17" minimum size), a reduced bag limit from 5 fish to 2 fish, and only a 51 day long season. Nice to know that we have some amazing people on our side.