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NOAA Fisheries Finalizes 2022, 2023, and Projected 2024 Blueline Tilefish Fishery Specifications

November 02, 2022

Effective December 5, 2022

Today, NOAA Fisheries announced the final 2022 and 2023 and projected 2024 quota specifications for the blueline tilefish fishery north of the Virginia/North Carolina border. The specifications are status quo and are outlined in Table 1.

Table 1. Final 2022, 2023 Projected 2024 blueline tilefish specifications (lb).



ABC – North of Cape Hatteras


ABC – North of NC/VA line


Recreational Annual Catch Limit


Commercial Annual Catch Limit


Recreational Total Allowable Landings


Commercial Total Allowable Landings


There are no other changes to commercial or recreational management measures for blueline tilefish for 2023.



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