Stock surveys predict lower scallop landings in US Northeast as leasing plan is scuttled

A New England Fishery Management Council meeting.

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) has decided to halt plans to potentially amend its Atlantic sea scallop fishery management plan to allow leasing scallop permits between boats.

The move came as new stock surveys have revealed scallop biomass has fallen in the waters of the U.S. Northeast in the past few years ... 

Photo courtesy of the New England Fishery Management Council

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