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2013 Quotas

2013 Annual Bluefish Specifications (January 1-December 31)

StockAtlantic Bluefish
Overfishing Limit (OFL)38.624 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC)27.472 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL)27.472 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT)27.472 million lb
Total Allowable Landings (TAL)23.861 million lb

 

Commercial Total Allowable Landings (TAL) (17%):  4.670 million lb (before transfer)

Recreational TAL (83%):  19.190 million lb (before transfer)

Research Set-Aside (up to 3%):  715,819 lb

Final Commercial Quota:  9.076 million lb

2013 Bluefish State-by-State Allocations

StatePercent ShareCommercial Quota (lb)
Maine0.6760,673
New Hampshire0.4137,620
Massachusetts6.72609,606
Rhode Island6.81617,902
Connecticut1.27114,929
New York10.38942,548
New Jersey14.821,344,713
Delaware1.88170,465
Maryland3.00272,443
Virginia11.881,078,179
North Carolina32.062,909,829
South Carolina0.043,195
Georgia0.01862
Florida10.06913,016
Total100.019,075,976

 

Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL):  14.069 million lb