data last updated on 6-Oct-991 Directed Scallop Yellowtail Flounder Fishery (meat weight) Bycatch (live weight) Total Allowable Catch 9,384,812 lbs 853,165 lbs (TAC) (4,257 mt)* (387 mt)* Total Catch to date 4,075,709 532,304 % of TAC 43% 62% * 2,204.56 lbs equal 1 metric ton (mt) Trips Number of Vessels Number of Trips1 1 24 2 31 3 118 Total Number of Participating Vessels 173 Number of Scallop Fishing Trips1 452 Percentage of Observed Trips 28.1%
1This report is based on information provided daily by vessels fishing in Closed Area II via the weathertrac reporting system. The information provided includes only the weather trac system number unique to the vessel, the time and location when the report was transmitted, and the total amount of scallops caught since the previous report (lbs of meat). For vessels carrying observer, the report also includes the observed catch of scallops (lbs of meat) and the pounds of yellowtail flounder caught since the previous report. Determination of number of trips is based on there being a break of at least 1.5 days between reports and for vessels without observers a cumulative catch of scallops of at least 8,000 pounds, for vessels with an observer on board, a new trip was determined to have begun if there was a break of at least 1.5 days between reports and the vessel had a catch of at least 10,000 pounds of scallops. For a variety of reasons (e.g., gear or engine problems), there may have been a time lag between reports greater than 1.5 days for some vessels while still at sea.