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

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