NMFS News Release

Northeast Regional Office
One Blackburn Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930

Scup Fishery Closure

Date: November 23, 1999

Dear Scup Dealer and Commercial Vessel Permit Holder:

This letter is to inform you that the Winter II period (November-December) commercial quota for the scup fishery is projected to be harvested on November 26, 1999.

Therefore, effective 0001 hours November 26, 1999, fishing vessels issued a Federal moratorium permit for the scup fishery may no longer land scup for the remainder of the Winter II period. Vessel owners issued Federal permits are reminded that they must continue to complete and submit vessel logbooks. Additionally, dealers issued Federal dealer permits for scup are advised that they may not purchase scup from Federally permitted vessels that land scup for the remainder of the Winter II period. Federally permitted dealers must continue to report all fish purchases from any vessel.This notice is authorized by the Regional Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service

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