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2017 Quotas

2017 Annual Bluefish Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Overfishing Limit (OFL) 26.444 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 20.642 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL) 20.642 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT) 20.642 million lb
Commercial ACT (17%) 3.509 million lb
Recreational ACT (83%) 17.133 million lb
Total Allowable Landings (TAL) 18.196 million lb
Commercial TAL 3.509 million lb
Recreational TAL 14.687 million lb
Sector Quota Transfer 5.033 million lb
Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL) 9.654million lb
Commercial Quota 8.542 million lb

 

2017 Bluefish State-by-State Allocations

State Percent Share Commercial Quota (lb)
Maine 0.67 57,105
New Hampshire 0.41 35,408
Massachusetts 6.72 573,755
Rhode Island 6.81 581,563
Connecticut 1.27 108,170
New York 10.38 887,118
New Jersey 14.82 1,265,633
Delaware 1.88 160,440
Maryland 3.00 256,420
Virginia 11.88 1,014,773
North Carolina 32.06 2,738,704
South Carolina 0.04 3,007
Georgia 0.01 812
Florida 10.06 859,322
Total 100.01 8,542,230
Research Set-Aside (up to 3%):  0 lb