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2016 Quotas

2016 Annual Black Sea Bass Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Stock Black Sea Bass
Overfishing Limit (OFL) None accepted
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 6.67 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL) 6.67 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT) 6.67 million lb
Total Allowable Landings (TAL) Not Applicable
Optimal Yield (OY) The long term average amount of desired yield, not to exceed maximum sustainable yield.

Research Set-Aside (up to 3%):  0 lb

Final Commercial Quota:  2.70 million lb

Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL):  2.82 million lb