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Summer Flounder Quota & Landings Data

Updated July 1, 2022

The 2022 commercial summer flounder quota for New York State is 1,470,779 pounds as determined by the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, and regulations promulgated by NOAA Fisheries. The Summer Flounder Quota Distribution Plan is distributed into five quota periods with the following harvest limits:

2022 Summer Flounder Quota Distribution
Period Date(s) Quota (lbs) Trip Limit (lbs) % Distribution
1 January-February 294,156 280 lbs daily/
2,000 lbs weekly
20%
2 March-April 220,617 280 lbs daily/
2,000 lbs weekly
15%
3 May-July 588,312 140 40%
4 August-October 294,156 140 20%
5 November-December 73,538 140 lbs daily/
TBD weekly
5%

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

The Summer Flounder 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 Period 1 will be deducted from or added to Period 5.
  • Overharvest or underharvest from Periods 2 through 4 will be deducted from or rolled into the next period.
  • Underharvest from Period 5 will not be rolled over into the following year in accordance with the terms of the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Summer Flounder, Scup, and Black Sea Bass.
  • 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 summer flounder 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 summer flounder.

Summer Flounder Landings Summary

2022 Summer Flounder Weekly Landings Summary (pounds)
Week Dates Trip Limit Landings Cumulative
Landings
Remaining
Annual Quota
% Quota Used
1 1/1-1/7 280 daily/
2000 weekly
0 0 1,470,779 0%
2 1/8-1/14 280 daily/
2000 weekly
5,634 5,634 1,465,145 0%
3 1/15-1/21 280 daily/
2000 weekly
17,693 23,327 1,447,452 2%
4 1/22-1/28 280 daily/
2000 weekly
8,536 31,863 1,438,916 2%
5 1/29-2/4 280 daily/
2000 weekly
36,573 68,436 1,402,343 5%
6 2/5-2/11 280 daily/
2000 weekly
40,720 109,156 1,361,623 7%
7 2/12-2/18 280 daily/
2000 weekly
19,197 128,353 1,342,426 9%
8 2/19-2/25 280 daily/
2000 weekly
27,998 156,351 1,314,428 11%
9 2/26-3/4 280 daily/
2000 weekly
21,660 178,011 1,292,768 12%
10 3/5-3/11 280 daily/
2000 weekly
42,175 220,186 1,250,593 15%
11 3/12-3/18 280 daily/
2000 weekly
20,930 241,116 1,229,663 16%
12 3/19-3/25 280 daily/
2000 weekly
31,370 272,486 1,198,293 19%
13 3/26-4/1 280 daily/
2000 weekly
35,301 307,787 1,162,992 21%
14 4/2-4/8 280 daily/
2000 weekly
31,610 339,397 1,131,382 23%
15 4/9-4/15 280 daily/
2000 weekly
31,834 371,231 1,099,548 25%
16 4/16-4/22 280 daily/
2000 weekly
27,542 398,773 1,072,006 27%
17 4/23-4/29 280 daily/
2000 weekly
20,750 41,523 1,051,256 29%
18 4/30-5/6 140 daily 33,210 452,733 1,018,046 31%
19 5/7-5/13 140 daily 27,420 480,153 990,626 33%
20 5/14-5/20 140 daily 8,305 488,458 982,321 33%
21 5/21-5/27 140 daily 13,206 501,664 969,115 34%
22 5/28-6/3 140 daily 13,083 514,747 956,032 35%
23 6/4-6/10 280 daily 12,031 526,778 944,001 36%
24 6/11-6/17 280 daily 18,319 545,097 925,682 37%
25 6/18-6/24 280 daily 27,232 572,329 898,450 39%

Keep track of weekly commercial landings by visiting NOAA Fisheries Quota Monitoring (leaves DEC website).


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