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NOAA Fisheries Announces Final 2020 Blueline Tilefish Recreational and Commercial Specifications

February 14, 2020

Effective February 18, 2020

NOAA Fisheries is finalizing blueline tilefish quotas for the 2020 fishing year that we previously announced as projected on February 12, 2019. There have been no overages in the Greater Atlantic Region in 2019, and there is no new biological information, so we are now finalizing the 2020 quotas. The quotas are the same as in 2019.

Approved measures include acceptable biological catch (ABC), annual catch limit (ACL), and total allowable landings (TAL) for the commercial and recreational fisheries.


Blueline Tilefish Specifications for Fishing Year 2020



ABC – North of NC/VA line

100,520 lb

Recreational ACL

73,380 lb

Commercial ACL

27,140 lb

Recreational TAL

71,912 lb

Commercial TAL

26,869 lb


All other requirements remain the same.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on February 14, 2020