Lower scallop quota likely in US Northeast due to decline in biomass

A pile of scallops caught during a survey dredge by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) is recommending significantly lower quotas for the scallop fishery in the U.S. Northeast due to a decline in biomass.

The council officially recommended Framework 36 for the 2023 scallop fishing year, which would result in estimated landings of 25 million pounds of scallops valued at “roughly" USD 398 million (EUR 377 million). That estimated catch would represent a significantly lower total than ...

Photo courtesy of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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