COMMERCIAL QUOTA
2022 COMMERCIAL QUOTA

FLOUNDER: JANUARY - DECEMBER 2022

Total Allowable Quota

74,000 LBS.

Catch Total

27,917 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 2022

Total Allowable Quota

60,000 LBS.

Catch Total

32,631 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: JANUARY - DECEMBER 2022

Total Allowable Quota

50,000 LBS.

Catch Total

23,954 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 2022 commercial fishing season for landing spotted seatrout will begin on January 1, 2022 and end December 31, 2022 and each subsequent year thereafter. The commercial TAC for the fishing season shall be divided into six month periods as follows: January 1 – June 30 = 25,000 pounds; July 1 – December 31 = 25,000 pounds. In the event the commercial TAC is not met or exceeded in the first time period (January 1 – June 30) the pounds will be added or subtracted to the second time period (July 1 – December 31).