For Immediate Release - October 08, 2012

Winter II Scup Trip Limit Set At 8,000 lbs

The Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission approved an 8,000 lb trip limit for period that coincides with the Winter II (November 1 – December 31) federal scup fishery.  This trip limit goes into effect on November 1, 2012 and conforms to the federal trip limit for this period.

The federal Winter I scup fishery (January 1 – April 30) had an underage of 7,186,694 lbs, which rolled into the 4,519,628 lb federal Winter II scup quota.  According to the federal management plan for scup, if Winter I rollover exceed 2,000,000 lbs allows the Winter II trip limit to be set at 8,000 lbs.