NOAA Fisheries Announces Final 2020 Golden Tilefish Commercial Fishery Specifications

October 09, 2019

Effective: November 1, 2019

NOAA Fisheries is implementing golden tilefish quotas for the 2020 fishing year that were previously announced as projected on November 7, 2017. There have been no overages 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 individual fishing quota (IFQ) and incidental components of the commercial fishery.

 

Golden Tilefish Specifications for Fishing Year 2020

ABC

742 mt

ACL

742 mt

IFQ TAL

705 mt (1,554,038 lb)

Incidental TAL

33 mt (72,397 lb)

 

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on October 10, 2019