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Framework Adjustment 34 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Published
03/30/2022
Point of Contact
Travis Ford, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 281-9233

Summary

Framework 34 established scallop specifications and other management measures for fishing years 2022 and 2023. Framework 34 incorporated new specifications-setting methodology and other changes developed by Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan into the 2022 fishing year specifications,. Framework 34 also implemented measures for fishing years 2022 and 2023 to protect small scallops, promote scallop recruitment in the mid-Atlantic, and reduce flatfish bycatch.

Bulletins

2022 Fishing Year Individual Fishing Quota Allocations for the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery

New measures for Limited Access General Category (LAGC) vessels and a summary of how they may affect fishing plans and activities for the 2022 fishing year. Effective April 1, 2022.
March 29, 2022 -

2022 Fishing Year Northern Gulf of Maine Sea Scallop Possession Limit and Total Allowable Landings

New measures for Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) scallop vessels and a summary of how they may affect fishing plans and activities for the 2022 fishing year. Effective April 1, 2022.
March 29, 2022 -

2022 Fishing Year Limited Access Allocations for the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery

New measures for Limited Access vessels implemented through Framework Adjustment 34 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan and a summary of how they may affect fishing plans and activities for the 2022 fishing year. Effective April 1, 2022.
March 29, 2022 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/22/2022