DNR adds rockfish dates for charter-boat fishing But recreational season shortened

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November 06, 1992|By Peter Baker | Peter Baker,Staff Writer

The parameters of the fall rockfish season for recreational fishermen and charter-boat customers have changed again, +V Department of Natural Resources Secretary Torrey C. Brown announced yesterday.

Under the latest revision, the recreational season will end Saturday at 8 p.m. The charter-boat season will run Saturday and Sunday, as well as Nov. 14 and 15.

Fishing will be limited to 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. in all cases.

Earlier this week, DNR had indicated that both the recreational and charter-boat seasons would end at 8 p.m. Sunday.

The Striped Bass Advisory Board, however, recommended Wednesday night that the recreational season be closed on Saturday and approved an extension of the charter-boat season.

DNR has determined that the recreational fishermen, those who fish from privately owned boats or the shoreline, will have reached their quota of 695,300 pounds by Saturday evening.

DNR also has determined that the charter-boat customers have yet to fill their quota of 245,400 pounds.

The fall rockfish season originally was scheduled to run the month of October and the first three, three-day weekends of November unless the quotas were reached earlier.

The recreational creel limit is one fish per day; the charter-boat limit is two fish per day. Size limits are from 18 to 36 inches.

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