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Does anyone out there know why the DEC allows fyke fishing?? This fishery targets pre-spawn flounder in the bays during the winter and early spring. The only answer that I have gotten is that the percentage of the total harvest is "negligible". How many egg bearing females = negligible? LATER
 

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bucktail wrote:
Does anyone out there know why the DEC allows fyke fishing?? This fishery targets pre-spawn flounder in the bays during the winter and early spring.
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Hi Bucktail,
Unfortunately I am not familiar with this destructive method... could you please explain.

Thanks for the post!

"Crazy" Alberto
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A fyke is a type of fish trap. It consists of tje "leader", a piece of webbing extending from the bottom up about two feet. The leader is about 100 feet long and ends in a series of "hoops"Which are enclosed by webbing also. The fyke is placed in areas with mud bottom and fairly shallow water 3-5 feet. The flounder are intercepted by the leader and follow it into the hoops where they remain alive until the fyke is lifetd and the hoops emptied out. This design and method of fishing have remained virtually unchanged for more than 100 years.
 
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