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Framework Adjustment 23 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop FMP

Contact:
Sustainable  Fisheries Division
(978) 281 –9315
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 5, 2012

ATLANTIC SEA SCALLOP FISHERY


New Measures under Framework Adjustment 23 (Framework 23) to the
Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan -  Effective Date: May 7, 2012

To explain what the new Scallop Framework 23 measures mean to you, we have divided this
letter into four sections:

  • Section 1: Turtle Deflector Dredge Requirements (See Page 2 of attached letter)
  • Section 2: New Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Declarations Provision (See Page 4 of attached letter)
  • Section 3: Adjustments to the Northern Gulf of Maine Management Program (See Page 4 of attached letter)
  • Section 4: Changes to the Yellowtail Flounder Accountability Measures (See Page 5 of attached letter)

This summary is not a substitute for the actual regulations. We encourage you to read the full text of the regulations, available at https://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov.


Questions You May Have


When are the measures in this letter effective?
These measures are effective on May 7, 2012.


Who can I call if I have a question about any of the measures?
Please call our Sustainable Fisheries Division staff at (978) 281-9315. They can answer your questions or direct you to other Northeast Regional Office staff who can.