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2014 Quotas

2014 Annual Summer Flounder Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Stock Summer Flounder
Overfishing Limit (OFL) 26.76 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 21.94 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL) 21.94 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT) 21.94 million lb
Total Allowable Landings (TAL) 18.06 million lb
Optimal Yield (OY) The long term average amount of desired yield, not to exceed maximum sustainable yield.

Research Set-Aside:  541,740 lb

Final Commercial Quota:  10.51 million lb (less RSA)

2014 State Commercial Summer Flounder Allocations

State Percent  Share Initial Commercial Quota (lb) Adjusted Commercial Quota (lb)*
Maine 0.05 5,153 4,998
New Hampshire 0.0005 50 48
Massachusetts 6.82 739,046 688,593
Rhode Island 15.68 1,699,364 1,648,193
Connecticut 2.26 244,571 237,206
New York 7.65 828,606 724,301
New Jersey 16.72 1,812,273 1,757,702
Delaware 0.02 1,928 -50,514
Maryland 2.04 220,951 214,298
Virginia 21.32 2,309,824 2,240271
North Carolina 27.44 2,973,954 2,884,403
Total 100.00 10,835,720 10,354,060

*These quota values are less RSA and include 2012 and preliminary 2013 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):  7.01 million lb