Scallop landings begin seasonal decline as boats metering out remaining quota
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton Sept. 23, 2014
This month scallop landings are starting their seasonal decline, based on the volume going through the New Bedford Auction, and the latest National Marine Fisheries Service quota reports.
The main scallop fleet has used about 67% of its allocation as of Sept. 11th, very much on track with the landings rate seen in 2013.
Through August, the main fleet (not includng the general category or small boats in the Gulf of Maine) landed 23 million lbs...
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