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2015 Quotas

2015 Annual Scup Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Stock Scup
Overfishing Limit (OFL) 47.80 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 33.77 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL) 33.77 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT) 33.77 million lb
Total Allowable Landings (TAL) 28.03 million lb
Optimal Yield (OY) Long term average amount of desired yield, not to exceed maximum sustainable yield.


Final Commercial Quota:  21.95 million lb

Quota Period Months Quota (lb)
Winter I January to April 9,578,008
Summer May to October 8,270,083
Winter II* November to December 3,384,470
Total   21,947,018

*See inseason adjustments below.

Updated Winter II quota (Winter I unused quota rolled over to Winter II): 5,468,726 lb

Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL):  6.80 million lb