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Closure of the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area for Limited Access General Category Vessels

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
05/06/2021
Point of Contact
Louis Forristall, Marine Resource Management Specialist, (978) 281-9321

Summary

NOAA Fisheries announces the closure of the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area for the remainder of the 2021 fishing year for Limited Access General Category vessels. Regulations require this action once we project that 100 percent of the Limited Access General Category total allowable catch for the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area will be harvested. This action is intended to prevent the overharvest of the 2021 total allowable catch allocated to the Limited Access General Category Fishery.

This rule becomes effective May 6, 2021.

Federal Register

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2021 Closure of the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area for Limited Access General Category Vessels

The Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) Scallop Management Area is closed to all…
May 05, 2021 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 05/06/2021