§ 648.51 Gear and crew restrictions.
(a) Trawl vessel
gear restrictions. Trawl vessels issued a limited access
scallop permit under
§ 648.4(a)(2) while fishing under or subject to the DAS
allocation program for scallops and authorized to fish with
or possess on board trawl nets pursuant to § 648.51(f), any
trawl vessels in possession of more than 40 lb (18.14 kg) of
shucked, or 5 bu (176.2 L) of in-shell scallops in or from
the EEZ, and any trawl vessels fishing for scallops in the
EEZ, must comply with the following:
(1) Maximum sweep
. The trawl sweep of nets shall not exceed 144 ft (43.9
m), as measured by the total length of the footrope that is
directly attached to the webbing, unless the net is stowed
and not available for immediate use, as specified in §
648.23, or unless the vessel is fishing under the Northeast
multispecies or monkfish DAS programs.
Minimum mesh size . Subject to
applicable minimum mesh size restrictions for other fisheries
as specified under this part, the mesh size for any scallop
trawl net in all areas shall not be smaller than 5.5 inches
- Scallop AP and Committee
Meetings September 2012
- BYCATCH CHARACTERIZATION IN THE
SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND SEA SCALLOP FISHERY
- This form must be used to request a temporary or permanent transfer of IFQ
between two IFQ scallop vessels. Written approval or disapproval of the
request will be provided within 30 days of receipt of this form.
- Sea scallops from the Atlantic Coast. , Versatile, easy to prepare,
and always in season.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE
Fishery Council Approves Sea Scallop
Management Rules and Important Sea Turtle
An update published by the New England Fishery Management Council
Scallop Advisory Panel Meeting
rules may force scallop fisherman to old ways - GloucesterTimes.com,
New England Fishery
Management Council News Release
Federal Register /Vol. 74,
No. 85 /Tuesday, May 5, 2009 / Proposed Rules
Officials to Hold Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting in Providence,
RI, on September 24, 2009
Mid-Atlantic lawsuit targets
NMFS' history of flawed
data Read More......
Annual Survey Shows High
Numbers of Seed Scallops on Georges Bank, Low Numbers in Mid-Atlantic
From this site you can see
what meetings are coming up – what materials are available by meeting –
and link to recent scallop related actions. NEFMC website.
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