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2017-2019 Atlantic Deep-Sea Red Crab Quotas

Sustainable  Fisheries Division
(978) 281 –9315
February 21, 2017

Effective Date: March 24, 2017

We approved final quotas for the 2017-2019 Atlantic deep-sea red crab fishery. The 2017-2019 quotas are the same as levels in effect since 2011. There has not been an update to the red crab stock assessment, but recent landings and other data suggest there has been no change in the size of the red crab stock since Amendment 3 was implemented.

Table 1. Approved and Projected 2017-2019 red crab quotas.

   mt  million lbs
MSY undetermined
OFL undetermined
OY undetermined
ABC 1,775 3.91
ACL 1,775 3.91
TAL 1,775 3.91


For small entity compliance guides, this bulletin complies with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act of 1996.  This notice is authorized by the Regional Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Greater Atlantic Region.