This Fishery Management Plan (FMP) governs scallop fisheries in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and the Gulf of Alaska, and includes weathervane scallops and other scallop species not currently exploited. Approved on July 26, 1995, the FMP established a one-year interim closure of federal waters to scallop fishing to prevent uncontrolled fishing. This FMP has since been amended several times, initially to establish a State-Federal management regime. Then to address several Federal requirements under the Magnuson Stevens Act, and address issues such as overcapacity in the fishery. The scallop fishery is jointly managed by NOAA Fisheries and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) under this FMP.