Observers monitor the bycatch of finfish in the scallop fishery. They collect biological information to inform stock assessments. They observe and report interactions of the scallop fishery with endangered or threatened species, such as sea turtles.
Approved Scallop Observer Provider Companies
Independent third-party monitoring of at-sea catch is required under existing fishery regulations. To become an approved sea scallop observer provider please refer to Code of Federal Regulations, §648.11— At-sea sea sampler/observer coverage.
Reports and Monitoring
- Atlantic Sea Scallop Management