Fluke Symposia

Fluke Symposia (2012 and 2013)

Fluke Fishery: a series of symposia held in 2012 and 2013 in support of the RI Department of Environmental Management and the RI commercial fishing community to provide long-term sustainable harvest opportunities of the summer flounder (fluke) fishery.

Fluke Symposia were held in January 2012 and January 2013 aimed at solidifying program goals and objectives of the fluke fishery, and developing and evaluating program design options in an open, transparent way, with input and involvement from all stakeholders. This was a collaborative effort among the Coastal Institute, RI Department of Environmental Management, and the RI commercial fishing community to examine alternative approaches to the management of the RI commercial summer flounder fishery.