These Changes Only Apply to Commercial Fishing
NOAA Fisheries Announces an Increase in the Commercial Scup Quota and Possession Limit for the 2019 Winter II Period (October 1-December 31)
Effective October 1, 2019:
- NOAA Fisheries is rolling over the unused quota from the Winter I Period (January 1-April 30) to the Winter II period (October 1-December 31).
- Only 51 percent of the 10,820,000 lb Winter I quota was harvested in 2019, leaving 5,267,671 lb available for transfer to the Winter II quota.
- The revised Winter II commercial scup quota is raised to 9,090,487 lb. The revised commercial scup possession limit for the Winter II season is 27,000 lb, per trip, up from 12,000 lb.