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  • 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.

    (2) Net requirements (i) 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 (13.97 cm).
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  •  Scallop AP and Committee Meetings September 2012 Details
  • 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. Details
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  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  • Fishery Council Approves Sea Scallop Management Rules and Important Sea Turtle Conservation Measures

  • Council Report September 2009
    An update published by the New England Fishery Management Council

  • Scallop Advisory Panel Meeting 9/15/09.

  • New rules may force scallop fisherman to old ways -, Gloucester, MA  Read...

  • New England Fishery Management Council News Release

  • Federal Register /Vol. 74, No. 85 /Tuesday, May 5, 2009 / Proposed Rules Read.......

  • Obama Administration Officials to Hold Ocean Policy Task Force Public Meeting in Providence, RI, on September 24, 2009 Read.............

  • 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 Read More....

  • 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. Read More ...