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NOAA Fisheries Modifies the Scup Commercial Quota Periods

April 18, 2018

NOAA Fisheries is adjusting the dates of the current Summer and Winter II Scup Commercial Quota Periods. Specifically, effective this fishing year, the month of October will move from the Summer Period to the Winter Period, when commercial possession limits are higher. The purpose of this action is to increase landings through higher possession limits during longer periods of time.

This action does not change the current possession limits or the amount of quota allocated to each period.

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


Fishing Industry: Emily Gilbert, Regional Office, 978-281-9244

Media: Jennifer Goebel, Regional Office, at 978-281-9175