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Scup Quota & Landings Data

Updated: October 4, 2022

The 2021 commercial summer scup quota for New York State from May through September is 1,256,163 pounds as determined by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and regulations promulgated by NOAA Fisheries. The Summer Scup Quota Distribution Plan is distributed into three quota periods with the following harvest limits: 

2022 Summer Scup Quota Distribution
Period Dates Quota
(lbs)
Trip Limit
(lbs)
%
Distribution
1 May - June 753,698 900 daily 60%
2 July - August 379,082 800 daily 30%
3 September 126,361 600 daily 10%

​Check Commercial Harvest Limits for the current trip limit and fishery status information.

The Scup Weekly Harvest Program is closed.

The Summer Scup Quota Distribution Plan may be modified by NYSDEC subject to the following criteria: 

  • Trip limits may be adjusted to spread allocation over each period and avoid fishery closures when possible 
  • Overharvest or underharvest from Periods 1 through 2 will be deducted from or rolled into the next period. 
  • Underharvest from Period 3 will not be rolled over into 2022 in accordance with the terms of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass. 
  • Holders of a summer flounder fixed gear permit (pound net/trap net) are exempt from any scup fishery closures, May 1 through September 30. In the event of a closure, a daily trip limit will be established for the fixed gear fishery.  
  • If a period's quota is projected to be exceeded, actions may be taken, up to and possibly including closure of the remaining period until the next period, to preserve quota for subsequent periods. 
  • Quota allocations will be adjusted to ensure maximum utilization of the scup resource or prevent New York State's allocation from being exceeded.
  • The final quota allocation is subject to adjustment by NOAA Fisheries. 
  • Visit Special Harvest Programs for details on the weekly harvest program for scup that runs from May 1 through June 15, 2021.

Scup Landings Summary

Weekly Summary of 2022 Commercial Landings (pounds)
Week Dates Trip Limit Recent
Landings
Cumulative
Landings
Remaining
Quota
% Quota Used
18 5/1-5/6 900 daily/4,000 weekly 70,679 70,679 1,185,484 6%
19 5/7-5/13 900 daily/4,000 weekly 71,377 142,056 1,114,107 11%
20 5/14-5/20 900 daily/4,000 weekly 49,177 191,233 1,064,930 15%
21 5/21-5/27 900 daily/4,000 weekly 78,750 269,983 986,180 21%
22 5/28-6/3 900 daily/4,000 weekly 88,202 358,185 897,978 29%
23 6/4-6/10 900 daily/4,000 weekly 125,390 483,575 772,588 38%
24 6/11-6/17 900 daily/4,000 weekly 122,021 605,596 650,567 48%
25 6/18-6/24 900 daily 129,787 735,383 520,780 59%
26 6/25-7/1 900 daily 79,180 814,563 441,600 65%
27 7/1-7/8 800 daily 63,809 878,372 377,791 70%
28 7/9-7/15 800 daily 35,482 913,854 342,309 73%
29 7/16-7/22 800 daily 45,000 958,854 297,309 76%
30 7/23-7/29 800 daily 41,352 1,000,206 255,957 80%
31 7/30-8/5 800 daily 27,539 1,027,745 228,418 82%
32 8/6-8/12 800 daily 28,087 1,055,823 200,340 84%
33 8/13-8/19 800 daily 41,243 1,097,066 159,097 87%
34 8/20-8/26 800 daily 35,407 1,132,473 123,690 90%
35 8/27-9/2 800 daily -35,817 1,168,290 87,873 93%
36 9/3-9/9 800 daily 25,114 1,193,404 62,759 95%
37 9/10-9/16 800 daily 23,374 1,216,778 39,385 97%
38 9/17-9/23 800 daily 16,907 1,233,685 22,478 98%
39 9/24-9/30 800 daily 35,125 1,268,810 -12,647 101%
Keep track of weekly commercial landings by visiting NOAA Fisheries Quota Monitoring (leaves DEC website).

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