Framework Adjustment 30 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan

Overview

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Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
04/01/2019
Point of Contact
Travis Ford, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978-281-9233

Summary

NOAA Fisheries approves and implements the measures of Framework Adjustment 30 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that establish scallop specifications and other measures for fishing years 2019 and 2020. This action is necessary to respond to updated scientific information, and the intended effect of this rule is to prevent overfishing, improve both yield-per-recruit and the overall management of the Atlantic sea scallop resource, and implement these measures for the 2019 fishing years.

This rule becomes effective April 1, 2019.

Bulletins

Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery: Limited Access Scallop Vessel Allocations for Fishing Year 2019

The following information describes new measures implemented through Framework 30 and a summary of how they may affect your fishing plans and activities for the 2019 fishing year.
March 27, 2019 -

Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery: Limited Access General Category Scallop Vessel Allocations for 2019 Fishing Year

Updated allocations for the remainder of the 2019 fishing year and other new measures for the Limited Access General Category fleet.
March 27, 2019 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/27/2019