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NOAA Fisheries Announces Final 2022 Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Specifications

November 04, 2021

Effective January 1, 2022

NOAA Fisheries is setting 2022 commercial harvest quotas for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs. The final quotas, which have remained unchanged since 2004, are:

  • Atlantic surfclams: 3.4 million bushels
  • Ocean quahogs: 5.36 million bushels
  • Maine ocean quahogs: 100,000 Maine bushels

In addition, the Atlantic surfclam minimum size limit will be suspended for the 2022 fishing year, as it has been every year since 2005. There is currently no minimum size for ocean quahogs.

 

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on November 05, 2021