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