Category Archive: Yellowtail

Scallopers ramp up efforts to avoid yellowtail

NEW BEDFORD, MA – Scallopers are now completely prohibited from possessing yellowtail flounder, a move that industry leaders supported to encourage all vessels to steer clear of this species as much as possible. The prohibition was included in a federal groundfish plan action known as Framework 51, which went into effect on May 1. The …

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NMFS transfers excess yellowtail from scallop to groundfish fishery

GLOUCESTER, MA – The groundfish fishery got a bit of a boost on Feb. 20 when the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) transferred a portion of the scallop fishery’s unused 2013 yellowtail flounder allocation to the groundfish fishery. The 2013 scallop fishing year ended Feb. 28, but the groundfish year runs through April 30, so …

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Yellowtail flounder possession ban in pipeline for limited-access scallopers

DANVERS, MA – In the near future, limited-access scallopers may be prohibited from keeping any yellowtail flounder at all if a new measure in Framework 51 to the groundfish plan is approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The New England Fishery Management Council adopted the yellowtail prohibition by a one-vote margin during its …

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Species News – Scallops, Yellowtail

Georges Bank yellowtail quota to drop in 2014 but US share to increase  HYANNIS, MA – Following hours of difficult discussion that stretched out over two days, the New England Fishery Management Council voted on Sept. 25 to adopt a 400-metric-ton (mt) 2014 quota for Georges Bank yellowtail flounder as recommended by the US/Canada Transboundary Management …

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