Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northern Gulf of Maine Measures in Framework Adjustment 29 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
04/01/2018
Point of Contact
Travis Ford , Fishery Policy Analyst, 978 - 281 - 9 233 .

Summary

NMFS approves and implements those measures included in Framework Adjustment 29 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that establish fishing year 2018 and 2019 scallop specifications and other measures for the Northern Gulf of Maine scallop management area. This action is necessary to prevent overfishing and improve both yield-per-recruit and the overall management of the Atlantic sea scallop resource in the Northern Gulf of Maine. The intended effect of this rule is to implement these measures for the 2018 fishing year.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/27/2018