NOAA Closes Mid-Atlantic Scallop Access Area for LAGC IFQ Fleet
NOAA Fisheries announced on Friday that they are closing the mid-Atlantic scallop access area to all federally permitted limited access general category individual fishing quota (LAGC IFQ) scallop vessels.
The closure of the area is due to the LAGC fleet fishing all of the 1,142 trips that are allocated for the area. The closure is effective July 19, 2020 through March 30, 2021. Under the closure no scallop vessel fishing under LAGC IFQ regulations are permitted to fish for...
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