Groundfish Quota
Summary Report


Report run on:
For data reported through:
Quota Period:
Quota Period Dates:
May 4, 2009
May 4, 2009
May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2009

Program Cumulative
Percent of
Catch Limit
Catch Limit
Total Allowable Catch (TAC) Lbs
(Live Wt.)
% Lbs
(Live Wt.)
2008 Eastern Area US-Canada Cod TAC 1,501,203 102% 1,470,484
2008 Eastern Area US-Canada Haddock TAC 5,058,313 29% 17,747,215
2008 US-Canada Yellowtail TAC 3,421,365 83% 4,119,779
B Program GB Cod TAC Q4 2008 0 0% 65,257
B Program GB Yellowtail Flounder TAC Q4 2008 0 0% 12,566
B Program GB Winter Flounder TAC Q4 2008 0 0% 22,708
B Program GOM Cod TAC Q4 2008 707 1% 66,359
B Program CC/GOM Yellowtail Flounder TAC Q4 2008 4 0% 9,039
B Program American Plaice TAC Q4 2008 0 0% 132,057
B Program Witch Flounder TAC Q4 2008 0 0% 138,450
B Program White Hake TAC Q4 2008 0 0% 17,417
B Program SNE/MA Yellowtail Flounder TAC Q4 2008 0 0% 1,984
B Program SNE/MA Winter Flounder TAC Q4 2008 0 0% 22,708

Previous Area 2 quota reports were based on catch from all trips that declared Area 2 through VMS even if the trip never entered Area 2. Excluding catch from trips that never entered the Eastern U.S./Canada Area is a more accurate reflection of the current harvest of the Eastern Georges Bank TAC established under the U.S./Canada Resource Sharing Understanding.

The 2008 Quota Period began on May 1, 2008, therefore this report does not contain any landings reported prior to May 1, 2008.

Management actions for the U.S./Canada Management Area, under the authority of the Regional Administrator (such as closures and possession limits) are based upon Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) reports and other available information.
These data are the best available to NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) when this report was compiled. Data for this report may be supplied to NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS) from the following sources: (1) vessels via Vessel Monitoring System; (2) NOAA Fisheries Service Observer Program, through audited observer reports submitted by the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Data in this report are for landings made through May 4, 2009 and may be preliminary. Differences with data from previous reports are due to corrections made to the database and updates to observer data.