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2016 Quotas

2016 Annual Bluefish Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Stock Atlantic Bluefish
Overfishing Limit (OFL) 25.763 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 19.456 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL) 19.456 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT) 19.456 million lb
Commercial ACT (17%) 3.307 million lb
Recreational ACT (83%) 16.148 million lb
Total Allowable Landings (TAL) 16.466 million lb
Commercial TAL 3.307 million lb
Recreational TAL 13.159 million lb
Sector Quota Transfer 1.577 million lb
Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL) 11.582 million lb
Commercial Quota 4.885 million lb

 

2016 Bluefish State-by-State Allocations

State Percent Share Commercial Quota (lb)
Maine 0.67 32,655
New Hampshire 0.41 20,247
Massachusetts 6.72 328,096
Rhode Island 6.81 332,561
Connecticut 1.27 61,856
New York 10.38 507,289
New Jersey 14.82 723,739
Delaware 1.88 91,746
Maryland 3.00 146,631
Virginia 11.88 580,287
North Carolina 32.06 1,566,100
South Carolina 0.04 1,719
Georgia 0.01 464
Florida 10.06 491,394
Total 100.01 4,884,784
Research Set-Aside (up to 3%):  0 lb