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News Release

RI Department of Environmental Management
235 Promenade St., Providence, RI 02908
(401) 222-2771 TDD/(401) 222-4462


For Release:

June 22, 2000

Media Contact:

Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402
Stephanie Powell 222-4700 ext. 4418

DECREASE IN SUMMER FLOUNDER COMMERCIAL POSSESSION LIMIT BEGINS FRIDAY, JUNE 23

PROVIDENCE - The Department of Environmental Management has announced that the commercial possession limit for summer flounder will decrease from 100 to 50 pounds, beginning on Friday, June 23. The decrease is a direct result of higher than anticipated weekly landings this month.

The decrease is necessary to keep Rhode Island within the assigned quota allotted by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, while providing an uninterrupted supply of fish to commercial fishermen and consumers throughout the entire year.


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