The National Marine Fisheries Service has approved the transfer of 20,000 pounds of bluefish from Virginia’s 2021 state quota to Rhode Island and has approved the transfer of 50,000 pounds of bluefish from New Jersey’s annual quota to Massachusetts to prevent recipient states from exceeding their respective 2021 quotas. NMFS has determined that these transfers are necessary to maintain compliance with the Atlantic Bluefish Fishery Management Plan and will be effective between September 30, 2021, and December 31, 2021.