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Final Rule for Framework 7 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan


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


Today, NOAA Fisheries finalized measures for Framework 7 to the Tilefish Fishery Management Plan. This rule:

  1. Sets quota specifications for the golden tilefish fishery for fishing years 2022-2024
  2. Changes the start of the golden tilefish fishing year from November 1 to January 1 to improve the administration of the fishery and extends the 2022 fishing year through December 31, 2022
  3. Modifies the annual specifications process so that specifications would be set for the maximum number of years needed to be consistent with the Northeast Region Coordinating Council-approved stock assessment schedule

The final specifications are outlined in Table 1.

Table 1. Final specifications for 2022-2024

Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC)

1,964,319 lb

Commercial Quota – Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Fishery

1,763,478 lb

Incidental Quota

75,410 lb

Incidental Trip Limit

500 lb or 50 percent, by weight, of all fish, including

Recreational Bag Limit

8-fish recreational bag-size limit per angler, per trip

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 11/09/2022