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Final Rule for 2022, 2023, and Projected 2024 Blueline Tilefish Fishery Specifications

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
12/05/2022
Point of Contact
Laura Hansen, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9225

Summary

Today, NOAA Fisheries announced the final 2022, 2023 and projected 2024 quota specifications for the blueline tilefish fishery north of the Virginia/North Carolina border. The specifications are status quo and are outlined in Table 1.

Table 1. Final 2022, 2023 and Projected 2024 blueline tilefish specifications (lb).

Specification

2022-2024

ABC – North of Cape Hatteras

179,500

ABC – North of NC/VA line

100,520

Recreational Annual Catch Limit

73,380

Commercial Annual Catch Limit

27,140

Recreational Total Allowable Landings

71,912

Commercial Total Allowable Landings

26,869

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 11/02/2022