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Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery: 2016 Observer Set-Aside Compensation Rates

April 21, 2016

The Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office and the Northeast Fisheries Science Center have calculated the initial observer set-aside compensation rates for fishing year 2016. 

We will retroactively apply the new observer compensation rates to any days fished with an observer on board as of March 1, 2016.  

For Limited Access vessels:

  • 0.11 per DAS fished (the vessel is charged 0.89 DAS for each DAS fished with an observer onboard); and
  • 175 lbs per day/partial day in addition to the vessel's possession limit for access area trips when carrying an observer.

For Limited Access General Category vessels:

  • 175 lbs per trip (open and access areas) in addition to the daily possession limit when carrying an observer.

Read the complete fishery bulletin as a pdf, or get more information about the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery on our website.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Goebel, Regional Office, at 978-281-9175 or email