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2023 Scup Winter II Period Quota and Possession Limit Increase

September 07, 2023

Effective Date: October 1, 2023

The commercial scup quota and the possession limit per trip for the 2023 Winter II Period (October 1-December 31) have been increased due to the rollover of unused quota from the Winter I period.


2023 Winter II Period

Initial (lb)

Rollover (lb)

Revised (lb)

Commercial Scup Quota




Possession Limit, Per Trip





When the state and Federal possession limits are different, the most restrictive requirement applies for fishery participants that have both state and Federal permits.


This bulletin serves as a Small Entity Compliance Guide, complying with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996.