Commercial Harvest Limits
Annual commercial quota allocations for certain commercially harvested species are provided by NOAA Fisheries, and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). As required by fishery management plans (FMPs) and through coordination with the commercial fishing industry, commercial fishing trip limits and quota management plans are developed annually for quota managed species.
Trip limits and fishery status (opened or closed) are updated to manage the allocated quota distribution throughout the fishing year. Check the Commercial Harvest Limits for updated trip limits, fishery status, size limit, and seasons for all managed species of New York's marine and coastal district. Official regulations for all commercially harvested marine fish are located in Part 40 6 NYCRR.
For information about New York's commercial lobster, crab and whelk fisheries, please visit Commercial Limits for Lobsters, Crabs and Whelk.