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 29, 1999





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 2,427,262 lbs. 291,980 lbs.
% of TAC 26% 34%

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





Number of Vessels taking only 1 trip 36
Number of Vessels taking 2 trips 42
Number of Vessels taking 3 trips 48
Total Number of Participating Vessels: 126
Number of Scallop Trips: 264
Percentage of Observed Trips 23%




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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