Closure of the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area to General Category Individual Fishing Quota Scallop Vessels

Overview

Description
Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area Closure to LAGC IFQ
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
12/24/2018
Point of Contact
Shannah Jaburek, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 282-8456

Summary

NOAA Fisheries announces that the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area is closed to Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the remainder of the 2018 fishing year (though March 31,2019).

No vessel issued a Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota permit may fish for, possess, or land scallops from the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area.

Regulations require this action once it is projected that 100 percent of trips allocated to the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota scallop vessels for the Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area will be taken.

Federal Register

Bulletins

Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area Closed for the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota Fleet

The Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area is closed to limited access general category individual fishing quota scallop vessels effective December 24, 2018.
December 21, 2018 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 12/21/2018