Sweeping Changes To South Carolina Flounder Fishing Regulations
Changes to fishing limits on South Carolina’s flounder population have been approved by the state legislature and only need the signature of Gov. Henry McMaster to become law.
The South Carolina General Assembly has approved a bill that would create sweeping changes to current flounder regulations in the Palmetto State, including lower daily bag limits, lower daily boat limits and an increase in the minimum size limit. In addition, the bill would require an increase in saltwater fishing license fees to help fund the establishment of a flounder stocking program in the state.
The bill was almost unanimously approved by a 42-0 vote in the Senate and 111-1 in the House on Tuesday. The bill was ratified Wednesday and, with McMaster’s signature of approval, would go into effect on July 1.