TIDELINES: South Carolina: Flounder Research and Stocking Program

By February 3, 2022Uncategorized

With the passage of new flounder legislation in South Carolina this past year, size and creel limits were adjusted to address some of the challenges that flounder are facing. Issues with flounder are not isolated to just the Palmetto State but are shared across the entire range of the species.

Part of the legislation established a state flounder stocking program administered by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to bolster the struggling flounder stock. CCA SC was at the center of those discussions and worked in support of the stocking program at the General Assembly. The state agency, state fisheries managers, decision makers, and the recreational fishing community are excited to begin work on the stocking program. In an ongoing show of support for the new program, CCA SC funded a research trip in November 2021 for three SC DNR fisheries biologists to visit with staff at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department just as the Lone Star State began to ramp up its flounder stocking activity.

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