NE Council Finalizes 2019-20 Scallop Plan, Landings Will be 60 Million lbs or Higher
The New England Fishery Management Council has finalized the scallop plan for 2019-20, the fishing year beginning on April 1st.
NMFS staff estimates that catches will be similar to this year, which are expected to be around 60 million lbs.
However, the plan adds one additional closed area trip for each of the approximately 310 full time vessels in the fishery. At 18,000 lbs per trip, this has the potential to increase landings by around 5.5 million lbs...
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