United States Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Individual Transferable Quota Program

Management
Country: 
United States of America
Program Start Date: 
1990
Region: 
Americas
Large Marine Ecosystem: 
Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf
Species Information
Common name Fish type Genus Species
Ocean quahog Molluscs (e.g., Clams & Squid) Arctica islandica
Surfclam Molluscs (e.g., Clams & Squid) Spisula solidissima
Fishing Mortality Control: 
Total Allowable Catch
Program Attributes
Approach: 
Quota-Based
Program Type: 
Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ)
Species: 
Multi-species
Number of species: 
2
Marine or Freshwater: 
Marine
Fishing Rights Holder: 
Individual
Tenure of Shares: 
2-4 yrs
Secure: 
Yes
Exclusive: 
Yes
All Sources: 
Yes
Scaled: 
Yes
Accountable: 
Yes
Limited: 
Yes
Transferable: 
Yes
Monitoring Requirements: 
Fish Tickets, Logbooks
Gear Type: 
Dredge
Participation
Eligibility Requirements: 
Citizenship
Initial Allocation Method: 
Formula
Grant