Summer flounder won’t stand up and be counted. It’s a task best left to the scientists, but the problem has always been the best way to go about it. For years, there has been little agreement between the fishermen who caught the fish and those who manage the fishery on how many fluke are around… Now the SSFFF is working with scientists from Cornell, Rutgers and other universities, along with the National Marine Fisheries Service, to develop a more comprehensive summer flounder model that more accurately portrays the size and composition of the fishery… Dr. Daphne Munroe and Jason Morson of the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory at Rutgers University will be gathering that information. Morson has also been involved in assisting Dr. Sullivan on developing the new model… During her research, Dr. Munroe has already uncovered some fascinating facts about sex and fluke… For one thing, more females are caught in the recreational fishery as opposed to the commercial side. It might have to do with where commercial fishing is done or "it might be that females are more willing to bite bait," said Munroe. "There could be all kinds of reasons."
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