NOAA Announces Closure of Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area
The Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area is closed to all federally permitted limited access general category scallop vessels beginning Thursday, May 26.
NOAA confirmed the closure earlier this week, explaining that scallop regulations require that the agency close this area once they project that 100% of the 2022 default total allowable catch for the area has been taken. This means that no scallop vessels fishing under scallop regulations may fish for, possess, or land scallops in or from the...
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