Final Management Measures For 2023 Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Released
On Friday NOAA released the final management measures for the 2023 Atlantic sea scallop fishery, which begins April 1, 2023 and runs through March 31, 2024.
Framework 36 was created to establish scallop specifications and other managements for 2023 and 2024. Based on the rule there is a projected landing of 25 million pounds of sea scallops, which is a 9 million pound reduction for 2022’s projected landings. According to NOAA this is “primarily due to a decrease in harvestable biomass and a lack of significant scallop...
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