Final Rule for 2023 Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Specifications
This rule finalizes 2023 commercial harvest quotas for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs. The final quotas, which have remained unchanged since 2004, are:
- Atlantic surfclams: 3.4 million bushels
- Ocean quahogs: 5.36 million bushels
- Maine ocean quahogs: 100,000 Maine bushels
In addition, the Atlantic surfclam minimum size limit will be suspended for the 2023 fishing year.