NEFMC Not Moving Forward With Scallop License Allocation
The New England Fishery Management Council is not moving forward with the development of a scallop license allocation leasing program for a limited access fishery.
Scallop allocation leasing would have allowed a boat owner to sell days and tonnage from a fishing license to another vessel owner to harvest in restricted zones. The topic has been up for debate for months before it was ultimately discussed on Tuesday at the September Council Meeting in Gloucester.
Prior to the meeting, the council said that of the 286 commenters who spoke out during the...
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