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Black Sea Bass Quota & Landings Data

Updated September 14, 2021

The black sea bass quota allocation is 426,300 pounds as determined by the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and regulations promulgated by NOAA Fisheries. The Black Sea Bass Quota Distribution plan is distributed into five quota periods with the following harvest limits:

2021 Black Sea Bass Quota Distribution
Period Date(s) Quota (lbs.) Trip
Limit
(lbs.)
% Distribution
1 January - April 42,630 150 daily
500 weekly
10
2 May - June 149,205 70 35
3 July - August 127,890 70 30
4 September - October 85,260 70 20
5 November - December 21,315 70 5

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

The Black Sea Bass 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 into the following year in accordance with 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 black sea bass 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 black sea bass.

Black Sea Bass Landings Summary

2021 Black Sea Bass Weekly Landings Summary (pounds)
Week Dates Trip Limit Recent
Landings
Cumulative
Landings
Remaining
Period Quota
% Period
Quota
Remaining
Annual Quota
1 1/1-1/2 150 daily 0 0 42,630 0% 426,300
2 1/3-1/9 150 daily/500 weekly 1,270 1,270 41,360 3% 425,030
3 1/10-1/16 150 daily/500 weekly 2,052 3,322 39,308 8% 422,978
4 1/17-1/23 150 daily/500 weekly 470 3,792 38,838 9% 422,508
5 1/24-1/30 150 daily/500 weekly 1,160 4,952 37,678 12% 421,348
6 1/31-2/6 150 daily/500 weekly 2,478 7,430 35,200 17% 418,870
7 2/7-2/13 150 daily/500 weekly 2,528 9,958 32,672 23% 416,342
8 2/14-2/20 150 daily/500 weekly 5,803 15,761 26,869 37% 410,539
19 2/21-2/27 150 daily/500 weekly 2,167 17,928 24,702 42% 408,372
10 2/28-3/6 150 daily/500 weekly 5,367 23,295 19,335 55% 403,005
11 3/7-3/13 150 daily/500 weekly 3,449 26,744 15,886 63% 399,556
12 3/14-3/20 150 daily/500 weekly 6,823 33,567 9,063 79% 392,733
13 3/21-3/27 150 daily/500 weekly to 70 3,228 36,795 5,835 87% 389,505
14 3/28-4/3 70 daily 8,133 44,928 -2,298 105% 381,372
15 4/4-4/10 70 daily 4,555 49,483 -6,853 116% 376,817
16 4/11-4/17 70 daily 1,983 51,466 -8,836 121% 374,834
17 4/18-4/24 70 daily 2,289 53,755 -12,395 126% 372,545
18 4/25-5/1 70 daily 2,816 56,571 -15,211 133% 369,729
19 5/2-5/8 70 daily 5,342 61,913 143,863 4% 364,387
20 5/9-5/15 70 daily 10,410 72,323 133,453 11% 353,977
21 5/16-5/22 70 daily 18,290 90,613 115,163 23% 335,687
22 5/23-5/29 70 daily 24,146 114,759 95,816 36% 311,541
23 5/30-6/5 70 daily 19,203 133,962 76,613 49% 292,338
24 6/6-6/12 70 daily 13,732 147,694 62,881 58% 278,606
25 6/13-6/19 70 daily 19,894 167,588 42,987 74% 258,712
26 6/20-6/26 70 daily 18,515 186,103 24,472 87% 240,197
27 6/27-7/3 70 daily 16,124 202,227 8,348 98% 208,892
28 7/4-7/10 70 daily 15,181 217,408 112,709 12% 208,892
29 7/11-7/17 70 daily 11,080 228,488 101,629 21% 197,812
30 7/18-7/24 70 daily 8,359 236,847 93,270 27% 189,453
31 7/25-7/31 70 daily 8,666 245,513 84,604 34% 180,787
32 8/1-8/7 70 daily 117 245,630 84,487 34% 180,670
33 8/8-8/14 70 daily 6,974 252,604 77,513 39% 173,696
34 8/15-8/21 70 daily 7,697 260,301 69,816 45% 165,999
35 8/22-8/28 70 daily 9,338 269,639 60,478 53% 156,661
36 8/29-9/4 70 daily 3,702 273,341 56,776 56% 152,959
37 9/5-9/11 70 daily 6,727 280,068 177,939 4% 146,232

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


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