SMAST issues scallop industry yellowtail bycatch advisory, warns industry approaching quota

WASHINGTON (Saving Seafood) Sept. 20, 2012 – To avoid reaching the yellowtail limit prematurely, the Fisheries  Survival Fund, an industry group that includes the majority of  full-time,

limited-access scallop permit holders, urged scallopers to  avoid yellowtail by-catch by utilizing SMAST’s by-catch avoidance  program. To view SMAST’s  yellowtail advisory,

which contains a graphical summary of the closed areas and areas of high yellowtail by-catch, click here

http://www.savingseafood.org/fishing-industry-alerts/smast-issues-scallop-industry-yellowtail-bycatch-advisory-warns-industry-approaching-2.html