State sues feds over fluke regs

Full story: Newsday 8
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo today sued the federal Department of Commerce to overturn summer flounder regulations that allow fishermen in other states to catch more and smaller fish than they can ... Full Story
Ban it

Bay Shore, NY

#1 Jun 23, 2008
Ban all fishing, and repeal the bwi laws!!! beer only! no fish!!!
Tom

New York, NY

#2 Jun 23, 2008
It is about time!!! the reqs are way out of wack
john rotten

Newark, NJ

#3 Jun 23, 2008
you would think the writer would have mentioned the actual NUMBERS of the quantity and size of flukeallowed to be caught in n.y. and n.j. oh wait that would be good reporting. another newsday story that contains no information and looks like a 3rd grader wrote it
the truth

Patchogue, NY

#4 Jun 23, 2008
Why no comments allowed on the Hofstra student house in Uniondale being invaded by savages?
gone fishin

AOL

#6 Jun 23, 2008
NY Summer Flounder (fluke)

Length: 20.5" Creel limit: 4 Season: May 15 - September 1
Special Conditions:
Summer flounder may not have heads or tails removed or be otherwise cleaned, cut, filleted, or skinned until brought to shore, with the following exception: the white side fillet or white skin only of a legal size fluke may be removed to use as bait. The carcass of the fluke with dark side completely intact must be retained for inspection of size limit and counts against the possession limit.

NJ Summer Flounder (Fluke)

Length: 18 inches Creel limit: 8 Season: May 24 through September 7
Special Conditions:
None
Pondering Pundit

Lynbrook, NY

#7 Jun 23, 2008
Smart move by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The federal fishing regulations enforced by the federal Department of Commerce are illogical, asinine, and hurt the recreational fishermen and women who pour their hard earned tax money into the government. Regulations are supposively determined by fish surveyors who collect data from the Montauk boats while ignoring data from line slingers on the sands of Long Island beaches. In other words, six people on a charter boat in Montauk catch as much as six people fishing off the sands of Point Lookout according to the fishng statistic. This is totally illogical and we must suffer for their stupidity and throw back every fish that fails to meet the federal government's unrealistic keeper guideline.
LIBBA Member

Lindenhurst, NY

#8 Jun 23, 2008
This is good news especially from a Democrat! I was out fishing all day on Saturday and we had to throw every Fluke back because it was just under the limit. New York has got to be the crappiest State in the Union when it comes to Sportsmens Rights and Privlidges.

As a side note: now New York wants to impose legislation that will ban Radar Detectors. Why did they put up all of those saftey beacons for Radar detectors to pick up on if they are going to ban using the reciever that they were meant for? Just another New York Political nightmare.
Steve

Mason, OH

#9 Jun 24, 2008
Stupid. The only one's hurt are the one's that go out on the charters.

Nobody on a private boat is paying attention to the size. I see people pulling up under sized fish and keeping them all the time.

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