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

Overview

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Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
10/02/2019
Point of Contact
Travis Ford, Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9233
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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 2019 fishing year. 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. 

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Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 10/01/2019