If you fish for flounder in Delaware waters, some new regulations are taking effect you should know about.
The regulations adopted by the Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife lower the minimum size limit for summer flounder, or fluke, from 18-and-a-half inches to 18 inches. A four-fish creel limit is retained. DFW fisheries administrator Craig Shirey says recent increases in summer flounder abundance have allowed a relaxation of management measures for the 2011 fishing season. Changes, however, are dependent on many factors including the success of spawning, natural mortality, and the annual harvest of fish.