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2017 Quotas

2017 Annual Summer Flounder Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Overfishing Limit (OFL) 16.76 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 11.30 million lb
Commercial Annual Catch Limit (ACL)
and Annual Catch Target (ACT)*
6.57  million lb
Recreational ACL and ACT 4.72 million lb
Commercial Quota* 5.66 million lb
Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL) 3.77 million lb

*Incorporates reductions for 2016 overages. The initial 2018 commercial ACL/ACT was 7.70 million lb and the initial 2018 commercial quota was 6.63 million lb.

Research Set-Aside:  0 lb

2017 State Commercial Summer Flounder Allocations

State Percent  Share Initial Commercial Quota (lb) Adjusted Commercial Quota (lb)*
Maine 0.05 2,692 2,692
New Hampshire 0.0005 26 26
Massachusetts 6.82 385,988 385,988
Rhode Island 15.68 887,542 887,542
Connecticut 2.26 127,734 127,734
New York 7.65 432,764 432,764
New Jersey 16.72 946,512 946,512
Delaware 0.02 1,007 0
Maryland 2.04 115,398 115,398
Virginia 21.32 1,206,372 1,206,372
North Carolina 27.44 1,553,233 1,553,233
Total 100.00 5,659,266 5,658,260

*These quota values include 2015 and preliminary 2016 quota overages.  These quota values also do not include quota transfers, please check the quota monitoring page for these updates.