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NOAA Fisheries Announces Scup Quota Rollover for Winter II Period

August 19, 2016

NOAA Fisheries announces that unused commercial scup quota from the 2016 Winter I period (Jan 1-April 30) will be rolled over to the Winter II period (Nov 1-Dec 31), in compliance with the Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass Fishery Management Plan.

This transfer will increase both the Winter II period quota and the per trip possession limit.

The commercial scup possession limit during the Winter II season will be 18,000 lbs per trip.

Please keep in mind that when the state and Federal possession limits are different, you are required to abide by the more restrictive of the two.

Read the rule (pdf) as published in the Federal Register, along with permit holder bulletin (pdf) on our website.

Questions? Contact Reid Lichwell, Regional Office, at 978-281-9112 or