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Final Rule for 2024 Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Specifications and Minimum Size Suspension for Surfclams


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Doug Potts, 978-281-9314


Effective January 1, 2024

NOAA Fisheries is setting 2024 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 2024 fishing year.

Federal Register

Supporting Materials

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 10/24/2023