Proposed Rule; Request for Comments; Northern Gulf of Maine Measures in Framework Adjustment 29 to Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Comments Close
03/07/2018
Point of Contact
Travis Ford, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978-281-9233.

Summary

NMFS proposes some of the measures included in Framework Adjustment 29 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that establish scallop specifications and other measures for the Northern Gulf of Maine scallop management area for fishing years 2018 and 2019. 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 notify the public of these proposed measures and to solicit comment on the potential scallop fishery management changes.

Supporting Materials

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/07/2018