Get Email Updates

Get Text Alerts

Sign up for recreational and commercial text alerts

2013 Quotas

2013 Annual Black Sea Bass Specifications (January 1-December 31)

StockBlack Sea Bass
Overfishing Limit (OFL)None accepted
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC)5.5 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL)5.5 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT)5.5 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%):  111,900 lb

Final Commercial Quota:  2.17 million lb

Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL):  2.26 million lb