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NOAA Fisheries Announces 2016 Fishing Quotas for Atlantic Surfclams and Ocean Quahogs

The commercial harvest quotas for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs for the 2016 fishing year (Jan 1-Dec 31) will remain the same as the 2015 fishing year:

In addition, the Atlantic surfclam minimum size limit will be suspended for 2016, as it has for each of the past 10 years. There is currently no minimum size for ocean quahogs.

For more details, read the rule as filed in the Federal Register and the bulletin posted on our website.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Goebel, Regional Office, at 978-281-9175 or