APRIL 22, 2017 - NEW JERSEY - SUMMER FLOUNDER SURVEY: LINK HERE

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APRIL 22, 2017 - NEW JERSEY - SUMMER FLOUNDER SURVEY: LINK HERE

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:51 am

Good morning...

I received this in my email box yesterday and filled it out today. A number of bubble plot fill ins, % estimation along with comments in this survey on summer flounder participation,type of trip activities, spending, effort and on fluke mortality. It does take a good 10 minutes, but I urge everyone to spend a few moments going through it and then hitting the DONE button to send it in. No direct personally info other than a zip code is asked which is done at the end of the survey....

On February 2, 2017, the Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Bass Management Board, part of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), approved changes to this coming year's summer flounder quota for New Jersey. It mandated a one-inch size increase to New Jersey's current recreational summer flounder minimum size limit (raising it from 18-inches to 19-inches) and decreased the possession limit from 5 fish to 3 fish. New Jersey is appealing this change.

In reaching its decision the Board did not determine or consider the potential economic impact of the new quota on the summer flounder industry in New Jersey. This survey is designed to help estimate the extent of the economic impact of these recently approved summer flounder management regulations on recreational fishing. Your responses about recent trends in harvest size, abundance, and throwback mortality will help inform future decisions that promote conservation while minimizing adverse economic impacts.

We strongly urge you to complete the survey as thoroughly and accurately as possible within the next 5 days. The survey should only take about 15 minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and your identity throughout remains anonymous. Nowhere is your name or email requested or captured. Your cooperation, however, is much-needed to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the results. Please know that your answers will be kept confidential.

Thank you,

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

The link to the survey is:


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FNP5L3C



Ps....the code you see for the website seems to be a universal ID number for this survey for those wondering about any information you place within which is personal being disclosed....

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