Scoping Meeting on Northern Gulf of Maine, Limited Access General Category Amendment to be Held at Fishermen's Forum

The New England Fishery Management Council has scheduled 10 scoping meetings from Maine to Virginia to gather public input on the development of Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan. This amendment is being developed to address three primary issues:

Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) Management Area measures; Limited Access General Category (LAGC) individual fishing quota (IFQ) possession limits; and The ability for Limited Access vessels with LAGC IFQ to transfer their quota to vessels that only hold LAGC IFQ permits.

The scoping meeting in Maine will be held during the Fishermen's Forum on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Camden Room at the Samoset Resort, 220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME 04856.

The full press release announcing the scoping meetings and providing information on Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan is attached and can be found online.

The Amendment 21 scoping document is also available online.

Amendment 21 materials can be found online as well.