EXCLUSIVE 4-Page Insert from the November 2016 edition of
Commercial Fisheries News
NOTE TO READERS — There is a significant error in the Windowpane Accountability Measures article on page 2 of this month’s PRINT version of the Navigator. It says “…therefore scallop vessels cannot use dredge gear in the area west of 71 [deg] W. longitude for the month of February 2018.” This is incorrect. Rather, vessels must use dredge gear (i.e., cannot use trawl gear to fish for scallops) and must meet certain ring configuration and twine top hanging ratio requirements for the month of February 2018. A correction has been made in this online version. Our apologies for any confusion this may have caused. — NOAA Navigator team.