Closure of the Closed Area I Scallop Access Area for the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota Fleet

June 21, 2019

The Closed Area I Scallop Access Area is closed to limited access general category individual fishing quota scallop vessels effective 0001 hours, on June 23, 2019.

The Closed Area I Scallop Access Area is closed to limited access general category (LAGC) individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels effective 0001 hours, on June 23, 2019

As of June 23, 2019, no scallop vessel fishing under LAGC IFQ regulations may fish for, possess, or land scallops in or from the Closed Area I Access Area. The scallop regulations require that we close this area once we project that the LAGC fleet has fished all of the 571 trips allocated to them in this area.

Vessels that have complied with the observer notification requirements, have declared a trip into the Closed Area I Scallop Access Area using the correct Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) code, and have crossed the VMS demarcation line before 0001 hr, June 23, 2019, may complete their trip and retain and land scallops caught from the Closed Area I Scallop Access Area.

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Atlantic Sea Scallop Managed Areas Fishing Year 2019

 

 

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on July 09, 2019