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The ocean quahog (Arctica islandica) stock in the western Atlantic is found from Cape Hatteras to Newfoundland from depths of 20 to 100 meters or more. The federal ocean quahog resource in the US EEZ is assessed in two areas, northern and southern. The stock is managed and assesed regularely by NOAA and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC).