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2015 Quotas

2015 Annual Summer Flounder Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Stock Summer Flounder
Overfishing Limit (OFL) 27.06 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 22.78 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL) 22.78 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT) 22.78 million lb
Total Allowable Landings (TAL) 18.45 million lb
Optimal Yield (OY) The long term average amount of desired yield, not to exceed maximum sustainable yield.

 

 

Final Commercial Quota:  11.07 million lb 

2015 State Commercial Summer Flounder Allocations

State Percent  Share Initial Commercial Quota (lb) Adjusted Commercial Quota (lb)*
Maine 0.05 5,265 5,265
New Hampshire 0.0005 51 51
Massachusetts 6.82 754,985 749,935
Rhode Island 15.68 1,736,013 1,736,013
Connecticut 2.26 249,845 249,845
New York 7.65 846,477 846,477
New Jersey 16.72 1,851,358 1,851,358
Delaware 0.02 1,969 −49,461
Maryland 2.04 225,716 225,716
Virginia 21.32 2,359,640 2,359,640
North Carolina 27.44 3,038,093 3,038,093
Total 100.00 11,069,410 11,062,392

*These quota values  include 2013 and preliminary 2014 quota overages.  These quota values also do not include quota transfers, please check the quota monitoring page for updates on quota transfers.

Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL):  7.38 million lb