NMFS Approves Final Measures for Atlantic Sea Scallop Management Plan for 2020 Season
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) approved the Framework Adjustment 32 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan ahead of the season opening on April 1, 2020.
The plan will help set scallop specifications and other measures for the 2020 and 2021 fishing seasons. The adjustments will help protect small scallops and reduce bycatch of flatfish, according to a notice on the Federal Register.
The Framework also sets specifications for “days-at-sea, individual fishing quotas, sea scallop access area trips and Northern Gulf of Maine"...
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