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2015 Quotas

2015 Annual Bluefish Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Stock Atlantic Bluefish
Overfishing Limit (OFL) 34.220 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 21.544 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL) 21.544 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT) 21.544 million lb
Total Allowable Landings (TAL) 18.192 million lb

 

Commercial Total Allowable Landings (TAL) (17%):  3.662 million lb (before transfer)

Recreational TAL (83%):  14.530 million lb (before transfer)

Final Commercial Quota:  5.241 million lb

2015 Bluefish State-by-State Allocations

State Percent Share Commercial Quota (lb)
Maine 0.67 35,037
New Hampshire 0.41 21,725
Massachusetts 6.72 352,036
Rhode Island 6.81 356,826
Connecticut 1.27 66,369
New York 10.38 544,304
New Jersey 14.82 776,547
Delaware 1.88 98,440
Maryland 3.00 157,330
Virginia 11.88 622,629
North Carolina 32.06 1,680,371
South Carolina 0.04 1845
Georgia 0.01 498
Florida 10.06 527,249
Total 100.01 5,241,202

Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL):  12.951 million lb