Scup Winter II Period Quota and Possession Limit Increase

September 27, 2019

Effective Date: October 1, 2019.

The commercial scup quota and the possession limit per trip for the 2019 Winter II Period (October 1-December 31) have been increased due to the rollover of unused quota from the Winter I period. The table below shows the adjusted Winter II quota and landing limit.

2019 Winter II Period

Initial (lb)

Rollover (lb)

Revised (lb)

Commercial Scup Quota

3,822,816

5,267,671

9,090,487

Possession Limit, Per Trip

12,000

N/A

27,000

Keep in mind that when the state and federal possession limits are different, the most restrictive requirement applies for fishery participants that have both state and federal permits.

Reminder that the 2019 Winter II period with the revised quota and possession limit shown above begins October 1, 2019.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on September 27, 2019