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2014 Quotas

2014 Annual Bluefish Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Stock Atlantic Bluefish
Overfishing Limit (OFL) 38.624 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 24.432 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL) 24.432 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT) 24.432 million lb
Total Allowable Landings (TAL) 21.081 million lb

 

Commercial Total Allowable Landings (TAL) (17%):  4.153 million lb (before transfer)

Recreational TAL (83%):  16.927 million lb (before transfer)

Research Set-Aside (up to 3%):  99,000 lb

Final Commercial Quota:  7.458 million lb

2014 Bluefish State-by-State Allocations

State Percent Share Commercial Quota (lb)
Maine 0.67 49,861
New Hampshire 0.41 30,916
Massachusetts 6.72 500,970
Rhode Island 6.81 507,786
Connecticut 1.27 94,448
New York 10.38 774,579
New Jersey 14.82 1,105,075
Delaware 1.88 140,087
Maryland 3.00 223,891
Virginia 11.88 886,040
North Carolina 32.06 2,391,274
South Carolina 0.04 2,625
Georgia 0.01 709
Florida 10.06 750,309
Total 100.01 7,458,570

 

Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL):  13.523 million lb