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2018 Quotas

2018 Annual Scup Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Overfishing Limit (OFL) 45.05 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 39.14 million lb
Commercial Annual Catch Limit (ACL) 30.53 million lb
Commercial Annual Catch Target (ACT) 28.42 million lb
Recreational ACL 8.61 million lb
Recreational ACT 8.01 million lb
Commercial Quota 23.93 million lb
Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL) 7.37 million lb

Research Set-Aside:  0 lb

Quota Period Months Quota (lb)
Winter I January to April 10,820,000
Summer May to September 9,294,233
Winter II October to December 3,822,816**
Total January to December 23,937,049

**For 2018, the Winter II Period quota was been adjusted to 9,766,677 lb