Our Participants Include the Vast Majority of Full-Time Atlantic Scallop Fishermen from Maine to North Carolina.
The Atlantic sea scallop fishery is the most valuable federally-managed wild caught fishery in the United States.
The Atlantic sea scallop fishery is the most valuable federally-managed fishery in the United States, worth $570 million in ex vessel value and $746 million in total processed value in 2019. 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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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.