NOAA Fisheries is setting 2023 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 2023 fishing year, as it has been every year since 2005. There is currently no minimum size for ocean quahogs.
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