2020-2021 Specifications for the Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Atlantic Bluefish Fisheries

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
01/01/2020
Point of Contact
Emily Gilbert, Policy Analyst, 978-281-9244

Summary

NOAA Fisheries Announces 2020-2021 Summer Flounder Specifications and Interim 2020 Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Bluefish Specifications

We are implementing the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s recommended 2020-2021 summer flounder specifications and initial 2020 specifications for the scup, black sea bass, and bluefish fisheries.  The initial 2020 specifications for scup, black sea bass, and bluefish will be re-evaluated in early in the fishing year to address the results of an operational assessment for all three species. 

Summary of Initial 2020 Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Bluefish Specifications and 2020-2021 Summer Flounder Specifications, in millions of pounds.

 

Scup

Black Sea Bass

Bluefish

Summer Flounder

Commercial Quota

23.98

3.52

7.71

11.53

Recreational Harvest Limit

7.37

3.66

11.62

7.69

Federal Register

Bulletins

Initial 2020 Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass, and Bluefish Commercial Quotas and Recreational Harvest Limits

Announcing interim 2020 scup, black, sea bass, and bluefish specifications, and the 2020-2021 summer flounder specifications.
October 07, 2019 -

Last updated on 10/08/2019