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2016 Quotas

2016 Annual Summer Flounder Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Stock Summer Flounder
Overfishing Limit (OFL) 18.06 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 16.26 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL) 16.26 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT) 16.26 million lb
Total Allowable Landings (TAL) 13.54 million lb
Optimal Yield (OY) The long term average amount of desired yield, not to exceed maximum sustainable yield.

Research Set-Aside:  0 lb

Final Commercial Quota:  8.12 million lb

2016 State Commercial Summer Flounder Allocations

State Percent  Share Initial Commercial Quota (lb) Adjusted Commercial Quota (lb)*
Maine 0.05 3,864 3,864
New Hampshire 0.0005 37 37
Massachusetts 6.82 554,097 554,097
Rhode Island 15.68 1,274,091 1,274,091
Connecticut 2.26 183,366 183,366
New York 7.65 621,244 621,244
New Jersey 16.72 1,358,744 1,358,744
Delaware 0.02 1,445 0
Maryland 2.04 165,657 165,657
Virginia 21.32 1,731,781 1,731,781
North Carolina 27.44 2,229,709 2,229,709
Total 100.00 8,124,035 8,124,035

*These quota values include 2014 and preliminary 2015 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):  5.42 million lb