Saturday, March 14, 2020

It's Official...Slot Limit, 28-35, for RI for 2020

It's been settled.  After many meetings in which the slot limit was debated, tweaked and argued over, the DEM director, Janet Coit, has made the final decision.  It will be a slot limit of one fish of 28 to less than 35 inches for RI recreational fishermen as well as charter boats in 2020.The RI regulations will now be consistent with all the states from NY to Maine which have adopted similar limits for recreational fishermen. Like many other concerned fishermen, I hope this works in reducing mortality and preserving our stocks of larger fish.