NOAA Fisheries Confirms Final Management Measures for 2022 Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishing Year
It’s official. NOAA Fisheries has approved Atlantic sea scallop fishing management measures in Framework 34 which will go into effect at the start of the season on April 1, 2022 and run through March 31, 2023.
In 2022, the Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) of the fishery will sit at 56.7 million pounds (25,724 mt) and 51.1 million pounds (23,200 mt) for the 2023 FY, per the Final Rule posted in the Federal Register. In 2021, the ABC of the fishery was set at 67.3 million lb (30,517...
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