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Final Rule for 2022 Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Specifications and Minimum Size Suspension for Surfclams


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Doug Potts, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9314


NOAA Fisheries is setting 2022 commercial harvest quotas for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs. The final quotas, which have remained unchanged since 2004.

Additionally, the Atlantic surfclam minimum size limit will be suspended for the 2022 fishing year, as it has been every year since 2005. There is currently no minimum size for ocean quahogs.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/22/2022