NMFS News Release





Northeast Regional Office
One Blackburn Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930




Date: March 30, 1999

Dear Scup Dealer

and Commercial Vessel Permit Holder:

This letter is to inform you that the Winter I period (January-April) commercial quota for the scup fishery has been harvested.

Effective 0001 hours April 1, 1999, fishing vessels issued a Federal moratorium permit for the scup fishery may no longer land scup for the remainder of the Winter I 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 for the remainder of the Winter I period. Federally permitted dealers must continue to report all fish purchases from any vessel.


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