Category Archive: Scallop

ME scallopers question area closures

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HALLOWELL, ME – Roughly 45 fishermen crowded into a room here on Feb. 12 for a meeting of the Maine Department of Marine Resource’s (DMR) Scallop Advisory Council to voice their opinions on whether or not additional restrictions were necessary for the remainder of this year’s scallop season. Maine’s 2012-2013 scallop season is offering fishermen …

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NE council scales back scallop access-area trips, possession limits for 2013 in Framework 24

NEWPORT, RI – Scallopers will be making fewer access-area trips during the 2013 fishing year but will receive roughly the same number of open-area days-at-sea. During its Nov. 13-15 meeting here, the New England Fishery Management Council finalized Framework Adjustment 24 to the federal scallop plan, which includes fishery specifications, general category measures, and other …

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NE council moves to protect Elephant Trunk seed scallops

PLYMOUTH, MA – Eager to protect what appears to be the second highest level of recruitment ever recorded in the Elephant Trunk area, the New England Fishery Management Council has asked the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for emergency action to close the area as soon as possible. During its Sept. 25-27 meeting here, the …

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Scallopers welcomed with double christening

NEW BEDFORD, MA – In what may have been a first ever for this port, Nordic Fisheries’ Roy Enoksen and O’Hara Corporation’s Frank O’Hara hailed the arrival of two, brand new sister-ship scallopers to their fleets on Sept. 8 with a nearly simultaneous double christening. Enoksen welcomed the large crowd gathered for the celebratory event …

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Maine SAC recommends split area scallop plan

ELLSWORTH, ME – Scallop closed areas along the coast of Maine are set to open this December, and fishermen are anxious to access the areas they’ve been kept out of for three years. The need to prevent these areas from being quickly depleted during the first open season created a sense of urgency at the …

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Scallop RSA program funds 13 more projects

GLOUCESTER, MA – The industry funded scallop research set-aside (RSA) program launched in 1998 is celebrating its 14th anniversary this year with another impressive slate of cooperative research projects that will be carried out jointly by scientists and commercial fishermen. In early May, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced that 13 projects had been …

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