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COMMERCIAL QUOTA
2019 COMMERCIAL QUOTA

FLOUNDER: JANUARY - DECEMBER 2019

Total Allowable Catch

74,000 LBS.

Catch

30,476 LBS.

STATUS

Between January 1 and December 31 of the current year, when landing reports, as required by law, indicate that the 74,000-pound TAC for Flounder (Paralichthys sp.) have been reached, DMR will, with adequate notice, issue a news release and public notice closing state waters to commercial fishing for Flounder for the remainder of that fishing year.

RED DRUM: JANUARY - DECEMBER 2019

Total Allowable Catch

60,000 LBS.

Catch

60,000 LBS.

STATUS

From and after October 1, 2015 the annual Total Allowable Catch (TAC) fro commercial landings of Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) will be set at sixty thousand (60,000) pounds. The TAC shall commence on January 1 and end on December 31 of each year. The commercial TAC for the fishing season shall be divided into three four month periods as follows: January 1 – April 30 20,000 pounds; May 1 – August 31 20,000 pounds; September 1 – December 31 20,000 pounds. In the event the commercial TAC is not met or exceeded in any time period, the pounds shall be added or subtracted to the following time period.

SPOTTED SEATROUT: FEBRUARY - OCTOBER 2019

Total Allowable Catch

50,000 LBS.

Catch

37,155 LBS.

STATUS

From and after February 1, 2013 the annual TAC for commercial landings of Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) will be set at 50,000 pounds. The 2016 commercial fishing season for landing spotted seatrout will begin on February 1, 2016 and end October 31, 2016 and each subsequent year thereafter. The commercial TAC for the fishing season shall be divided into four month periods as follows: February 1 – May 31 = 25,000 pounds; June 1 – October 31 = 25,000 pounds. In the event the commercial TAC is not met or exceeded in the first time period (February 1 – May 31) the pounds will be added or subtracted to the second time period (June 1 – October 31).