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Revised 2020 and Projected 2021 Black Sea Bass and Scup Specifications


Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Emily Keiley, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9116


This action approves revised 2020 and projected 2021 specifications for the scup and black sea bass fisheries. Changes to the specifications are necessary to better achieve optimum yield within the fishery while controlling overfishing, consistent with recent stock assessment updates and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This rule informs the public of the changes to the specifications for the remainder of the 2020 fishing year and announces projected 2021 specifications.

Federal Register


NOAA Fisheries Approves Revised 2020-2021 Scup and Black Sea Bass Commercial Quotas and Recreational Harvest Limits

We are implementing revised 2020 scup and black sea bass specifications and announcing projected 2021 specifications.
May 14, 2020 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 05/14/2020