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They bag limit could be 100 and it would not matter. I forget what the exact number is, but the average catch per angler on a fluke trip is something less than 1 keeper. It is size limits that will truly change the level of harvest, if need be.

Re: Bucktail's comments. The total quota for summer flounder is divided 60/40 with 60% of the harvest going to commercial harvesters. They also work with a 14" size limit (which is utter BS) in order to ensure the marketability of their product, something done for purely economic reasons. For those that don't know, a 14" fluke provides a perfect fillet for one serving and is much easier to market than a larger fluke.

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