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2016 Quotas

2016 Annual Scup Specifications (January 1-December 31)

Stock Scup
Overfishing Limit (OFL) 35.80 million lb
Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) 31.11 million lb
Annual Catch Limit (ACL) 31.11 million lb
Annual Catch Target (ACT) 31.11 million lb
Total Allowable Landings (TAL) 26.56 million lb
Optimal Yield (OY) Long term average amount of desired yield, not to exceed maximum sustainable yield.

Research Set-Aside:  0 lb

Final Commercial Quota:  20.47 million lb

Quota Period Months Quota (lb)
Winter I January to April 9,232,987
Summer May to October 7,972,176
Winter II* November to December 3,262,554
Total   20,467,716

*See inseason adjustments below.

Recreational Harvest Limit (RHL):  6.09 million lb