Gov. Cuomo displeased with federal fishing limits that hamper efforts of local fishermen

Cuomo spoke with fishermen in Montauk on the

Cuomo spoke with fishermen in Montauk on the harsh federal standards. (Credit: News 12)

MONTAUK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo visited with commercial fishermen in Montauk on Monday to support their efforts to legally catch more fish in local waterways.

Fishermen in New York are only allowed to catch 100 pounds of fluke each day. However, in New Jersey and Rhode Island, fishermen can take in double that amount. 

As for recreational fishing, people in New York are permitted to keep fewer and physically smaller fluke than they are in neighboring states.

"The federal government has set limits based on a flawed survey in 1993 that relies on data going back into the 1980s," says New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Cuomo says an appeal will be made at the federal level and that he will undertake legal action if no increase is granted.

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