UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE


NORTHEAST REGIONAL OFFICE/ FISHERY STATISTICS DIVISION

RESOURCE CONSERVATION AND TRADE SECTION


Georges Bank Sea Scallop Exemption Fishery

(A preliminary monitoring report)

data last updated on July 12, 1999


Number of Participating Vessels: 98
Number of Scallop Trips: 166
Percentage of Observed Trips 27%
Directed Scallop Fishery

(meat weight)

Yellowtail Flounder Bycatch

(live weight)

Total Allowable Catch (TAC)

9,384,812 lbs.

(4,257 mt)*

853,165 lbs.

(387 mt)*

Total Catch to date 1,517,983 lbs. 177,005 lbs.
% of TAC 16% 21%

* 2,204.56 lbs. equal 1 metric ton (mt)


The data will be updated every Tuesday and Friday. However, more frequent updates are scheduled when the accumulated catch approaches the TAC. Please call the Sustainable Fisheries Division at 978-281-9278 regarding management issues, or contact John Witzig at 978-281-9232 for statistical data.


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