Commercial flounder season closed in pound net northern management area
Published 3:42 pm Thursday, October 13, 2022
The commercial flounder season closed at 6 p.m. on Oct. 6 in the pound net northern management area. Flounder pound net sets were to be rendered inoperable by 6 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the management area during the closed flounder season.
The commercial flounder season for pound nets in the northern management area is closing because the quota is nearly caught. The pound net northern management area includes Albemarle Sound and its tributaries.
The Division of Marine Fisheries will evaluate landings once all daily dealer reports are submitted. If the division determines quota is available for additional harvest days further proclamations will be issued.
As previously announced, pound net harvest in the pound net central management area will be limited to 2,000 pounds per day beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 7. The pound net central management area includes Pamlico Sound and its tributaries. The trip limit is needed to ensure this fishery does not exceed its harvest quota.
Pound net harvest in the pound net southern management area closed Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. and flounder pound nets must be rendered inoperable in the management area during the closed flounder season by the harvest closure. The southern management area encompasses Core Sound to the South Carolina line.