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 September 14, 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 3,756,924 lbs. 446.331 lbs.
% of TAC 40% 52%

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





Number of Vessels taking only 1 trip 24
Number of Vessels taking 2 trips 29
Number of Vessels taking 3 trips 106
Total Number of Participating Vessels: 159
Number of Scallop Trips: 400
Percentage of Observed Trips 24%






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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