Framework Adjustment 32 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
04/01/2020
Point of Contact
Travis Ford, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9233

Summary

NOAA Fisheries approves and implements Framework Adjustment 32 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that establishes scallop specifications and other measures for fishing years 2020 and 2021. In addition, Framework 32 implements measures to protect small scallops and reduce bycatch of flatfish and address regulatory text that is unnecessary, outdated, or unclear consistent with section 305(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This action is necessary to prevent overfishing and improve both yield-per recruit and the overall management of the Atlantic sea scallop resource.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/30/2020