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NOAA Fisheries Finalizes 2022 and 2023 and Projected 2024 Blueline Tilefish Fishery Specifications

NOAA Fisheries announced the final 2022 and 2023 and projected 2024 quota specifications for the blueline tilefish fishery north of the Virginia/North Carolina border. The specifications are status quo and are outlined below.

Final 2022 and 2023 Projected 2024 blueline tilefish specifications (lb).

Specification2022-2024
ABC – North of Cape Hatteras179,500
ABC – North of NC/VA line100,520
Recreational Annual Catch Limit73,380
Commercial Annual Catch Limit27,140
Recreational Total Allowable Landings71,912
Commercial Total Allowable Landings26,869

For more details, please read the final rule as filed in the Federal Register or our permit holder bulletin.

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