2019 Specifications for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass

Overview

Description
Quotas for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass for 2019
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Interim Rule
Effective
01/01/2019
Point of Contact
Emily Gilbert, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9244.

Summary

Through this action, NOAA Fisheries implements 2019 specifications for the summer flounder and black sea bass fisheries and maintains previously-established 2019 specifications for the scup fishery. Additionally, this action reopens the February 2018 black sea bass recreational fishery and adjusts the current commercial incidental possession limit for scup. The implementing regulations for the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan require us to publish specifications for the upcoming fishing year for each of these species. The intent of this action is to inform the public of the specifications and management measures for the start of the 2019 fishing year for these three species. These specifications may be revised mid-year based on the results of ongoing stock assessments.

Bulletins

2019 Specifications for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass

Final quotas and catch limits for the 2019 summer flounder, scup, and black sea bass fishery.
December 14, 2018 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 12/14/2018