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Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
04/01/2022
Point of Contact
Travis Ford, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978-281-9233

Summary

NOAA Fisheries approved and implemented through regulations measures included in Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan, which the New England Fishery Management Council adopted and submitted to us. This action allows for more controlled access to the scallop resource by the limited access and limited access general category fleets. This action also increases monitoring to a growing directed scallop fishery in federal waters, including the Northern Gulf of Maine Management Area. These management measures are intended to promote conservation of the scallop resource in the Northern Gulf of Maine Management Area and to manage total removals from the area by all fishery components. Amendment 21 expands flexibility in the limited access general category individual fishing quota fishery to reduce impacts of potential decreases in ex-vessel price and increases in operating costs.

Bulletins

NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Rule for Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan

Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan…
January 10, 2022 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 01/11/2022

Atlantic Scallop Management