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 19, 1999



Number of Participating Vessels: 120
Number of Scallop Trips: 208
Percentage of Observed Trips 23%
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 1,965,566 lbs. 222,945 lbs.
% of TAC 21% 26%

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

The reports 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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