US Scallop Catches Likely Stable for 2017 after NE Council Approves Plan
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton November 17, 2016
The New England Fishery Management Council opted for stability in the scallop fishery for 2017, approving a plan that slightly reduces fishing pressure in open areas, and provides for one more trip to the rotational closed areas.
The spatial management of the scallop resource has made the fishery behave similar to a limited access fishery. In 2016 scallopers were allowed three trips to closed areas, with a set trip limit...
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