Management Measures for Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Finalized Today

imageNOAA Fisheries NMFS today approved final management measures for the scallop  fishery for the 2013 fishing year. With support from the scallop  industry, to protect young scallops and maximize future harvest  potential, quotas for 2013 and 2014 are being reduced by roughly 35 percent and two special  access areas in the Mid-Atlantic will remain closed.
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