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Scup Winter II Period Quota and Possession Limit Adjustment


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Temporary Rule


Effective October 1, 2021

As authorized by the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan, we are transferring 3,415,629 lb of unused quota from the Winter I commercial scup fishery to the Winter II fishery. This results in a revised Winter II commercial scup quota of 6,683,454 lb.

We are also increasing the commercial scup possession limit for the Winter II season to 21,000 lb, per trip (from 12,000 lb), based on the amount of quota being rolled over from Winter I to Winter II.

When state and federal possession limits are different, fishermen with both state and federal permits are required to abide by the more restrictive of the two.

Federal Register

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Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 09/23/2021