Ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Atlantic sea scallop fishery

Our Participants Include the Vast Majority of Full-Time Atlantic Scallop Fishermen from Maine to North Carolina.

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The Atlantic sea scallop fishery is the most valuable fishery in the United States.

The Atlantic sea scallop fishery is the most valuable fishery in the United States, estimated to be worth $440 million annually in ex vessel value. The fleet is primarily based in New Bedford, MA, thereby making the port of New Bedford the most valuable fishing port in the United States.

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Regulatory Information

April 10, 2019 in Regulations

NEFMC Meeting April 16-19, 2019 in Mystic, CT

The following was released by the New England Fishery Management Council: The New England Fishery Management Council will hold a three-day meeting from Tuesday, April…
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March 27, 2019 in Regulations

Fishing Year 2019 Atlantic Sea Scallop Management Measures Go Into Effect April 1

The management measures for the Atlantic Sea Scallop fishery for the 2019 fishing year go into effect on April 1, 2019. Framework Adjustment 30 to…
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March 26, 2019 in Regulations

NY Bight Transit Workshop – Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Click here for information about the NY Bight Transit Workshop.
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December 5, 2018 in Regulations

Scallops: Council Takes Final Action on Framework 30; Sets Stage for Fishing Year 2019 with Defaults for 2020

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Winds of Change

Two fishermen traveled to the United Kingdom to learn how fisheries have adapted to wind farms. The Farms have impacted ecosystems and changed their way of life. Leases have already been awarded for wind farms off the East Coast of the United States. The economic impact on coastal communities could amount to billions of dollars.

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