US Northeast scallop fishery faces low quotas but improving long-term forecast

An Atlantic sea scallop
The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) recently received the latest biomass surveys of the U.S. Atlantic sea scallop fishery, with signs pointing to the 2024 quota remaining relatively flat.  The surveys were conducted by the Coonamessett Farm Foundation, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST), and the Virginia Institute of Science. The federal scallop survey was canceled in 2023 after mechanical problems sidelined the survey…

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