Scup Winter II Period Quota and Possession Limit Increase

Overview

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Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
10/01/2019
Point of Contact
Laura Hansen, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9225

Summary

We are adjusting the 2019 Winter II commercial scup quota and per-trip federal landing limit. This action is intended to comply with Framework Adjustment 3 to the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan that established the rollover of unused commercial scup quota from the Winter I to Winter II period. This notice is intended to inform the public of this quota and trip limit change. The table below shows the adjusted Winter II quota and landing limit.

 

2019 Winter II Period

Initial (lb)

Rollover (lb)

Revised (lb)

Commercial Scup Quota

3,822,816

5,267,671

9,090,487

Possession Limit, Per Trip

12,000

N/A

27,000

Federal Register

Bulletins

Scup Winter II Period Quota and Possession Limit Increase

Effective Date: October 1, 2019.
September 27, 2019 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 09/27/2019