NOAA: R.I. summer flounder fishery closed for year after hitting quota

STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES have issued a moratorium on commercial landings of summer flounder in Rhode Island effective Tuesday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK ELIAS
STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES have issued a moratorium on commercial landings of summer flounder in Rhode Island for the calendar year effective Tuesday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MARK ELIAS
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's commercial summer flounder fishery will be closed until the end of the calendar year, effective Tuesday, after the state hit its yearly quota for summer flounder, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced this week. The closure coincides with the state's closure of the summer flounder fishery to state-permitted vessels and dealers,…
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