Commercial Fishing Limits
Quota Managed Species
Updated April 16, 2013
- Horshoe crabs: The daily trip limit for horseshoe crabs is 200 crabs.
- Summer flounder: The daily trip limit for summer flounder is 140 pounds.
|Species||Fishery Status||Trip Limit||Minimum Length||Effective Date|
|Summer Flounder||All Gear permit: Open
(Also Includes Hook and Line)
|140 lbs. daily||14" total length*||04/01/13|
|Fixed Gear: Open||140 lbs. daily||04/01/13|
|Weekly Limit Program: Closed||-||03/20/13|
|Scup||Summer Flounder Fixed
Gear permit holders: Open
|50,000 lbs.||9" total length||01/01/13|
|All Other Gears: Open||50,000 lbs.||9" total length||01/01/13|
|Black Sea Bass||Closed||-||11" total length||01/27/2013|
|Striped Bass||Closed||by tag allocation and gear||Fish only 24" to 36"
may be taken
|Bluefish||Open||5,000 lbs.daily||9" total length||01/01/13|
|Spiny Dogfish||State License Holders: Open||3,000 lbs. daily||-||05/01/12|
|Federal Permit Holders: Open||3,000 lbs. daily||-||05/01/12|
*Total length is the longest straight line measurement from the tip of the snout, with the mouth closed, to the longest lobe on the caudal fin (tail), with the lobes squeezed together, laid flat on the measuring device, except that black sea bass are measured from the tip of the snout or jaw (mouth closed) to the farthest extremity of the tail, not including the tail filament.
All Other Species
Visit the commercial fishing regulations page to view limits for other commercially harvested fish.
2013 Quota Distribution Plans for scup, summer flounder, black sea bass and bluefish are available.
The table above provides a summary of trip limits for quota managed commercial fisheries in New York. Check with the Bureau of Marine Resources (631-444-5621) to ensure these fishing limits are in effect, as laws and regulations are frequently amended by the state legislature, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Atlantic States Marine FIsheries Commission, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, and DEC.