SSC May Recommend Higher East Coast Scallop Landings for 2019 Tomorrow
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton - October 9, 2018
The New England Council SSC will take up 2019 scallop fishery recommendations at its meeting tomorrow, at a time when surveys show that fishing mortality it at “an all time low in 2017” and “recruited biomass is at its highest point in the time series”, ie. since 1975.
The scallop fishery is managed through a series of closed areas, which are opened periodically to limited access trips when the scallops in these areas are at their maximum growth potential ...
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