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Proper managment of the stock it critical and addressing the impact the the cormorant has had on juvenile flounder is a significant piece of that. Since the cormorant was introduced to Long Island Sound they have florished and their population has exploded. I have watched as bird afer bird dives and surfaces with a 2-3" flounder in its bill. A single bird will eat 4-5/hour all day long X thousands of birds = bushels of full grown fish if they reached maturity. You can reduce flounder bag limits, both commercial and recreational, and close season but unless something is done about the cormorants, the return to the "good old days" will be long coming.
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