May 25, 2017
Nantucket Lightship Access Area Closes May 30 to Scallop LAGC-IFQ Permit Holders
We are closing the Nantucket Lightship Access Area to the limited access general category (LAGC) individual fishing quota (IFQ) fleet on May 30, 2017. The area will remain closed to the LAGC IFQ fleet for the remainder of the 2017 fishing year through March 31, 2018.
Under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan, once the LAGC IFQ fleet reaches its annual limit on the number of trips into the Nantucket Lightship Access Area (837 trips in 2017), we are required to close the area to the LAGC IFQ fleet for the remainder of the 2017 fishing year to prevent overharvest. We project that the LAGC IFQ fleet has reached its 2017 limit of 837 trips allocated for the Nantucket Lightship Access Area.
Vessels that have complied with the observer notification requirements, declared a trip into the Nantucket Lightship Scallop Access Area using the correct Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) code, and crossed the VMS demarcation line before 0001, May 30, 2017, may complete their trip and retain and land scallops caught from the Nantucket Lightship Access Area.
For more information, read the notice as filed in the Federal Register this afternoon and the permit holder bulletin on our website.
Questions? Contact Shannah Jaburek at 978-282-8456 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective Date: March 23, 2017 at 4:15 p.m
Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery: Limited Access Scallop Vessels; Updated Allocations for the Remainder of the 2017 Fishing Year and Other New Measures
NOAA Fisheries Announces Management Measures for the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery for Fishing Year 2017
NOAA Fisheries announces that the final rule to set management measures for the Atlantic Sea Scallop fishery for the remainder of the 2017 fishing year (March 1, 2017- March 31, 2018) will file in the Federal Register and become effective tomorrow at 4:15 pm.
March 13, 2017
NOAA Fisheries Announces Transfer of Yellowtail Flounder Quota from Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery to Groundfish Fishery
March 17, 2017
NOAA and New England Fishery Management Council Announce 17 Projects to be Funded Through Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Program
NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the New England Fishery Management Council are pleased to announce 17 projects are recommended for 2017-2018 funding through the Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Program.
This research will contribute to the management of one of the nation’s most valuable commercial fisheries. Read more here.
Contact Ryan.Silva@noaa.gov (978 281-9326.
November 2, 2016
NOAA Fisheries Announces New Start Date for the Scallop Fishing Year and New Specifications Process
NOAA Fisheries announces two changes to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan through Amendment 19:
Read the final rule implementing Amendment 19 as filed today in the Federal Register, and get more details from the permit holder bulletin.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Goebel at 978-281-9175 or email@example.com