The Scallopers Campaign… working to bring flexibility, safety, and fairness to the Atlantic sea scallop fishery.

Our Mission

The Scallopers Campaign seeks flexibility, safety, and fairness in the Atlantic sea scallop fishery. We work with hundreds of scallop vessel owners, their crews, and other supporters to develop science-based, practical solutions to the challenges facing our fishery.

Building on a super-majority of vessel owner support within the Limited Access fleet, our goal is to work through the New England Fishery Management Council process to develop and implement a leasing program within the Limited Access sea scallop fishery.

Our Principles

The Scallopers Campaign is committed to working with the Scallop Advisory Panel, Scallop Committee, and New England Fishery Management Council to develop a voluntary leasing program that increases flexibility and safety in the fishery.

The Latest

Scallop Boats in New Bedford
It All Adds Up

The need for flexibility in the LA scallop fishery has never been greater – and with the rising costs of fuel, insurance, maintenance and more, this need will only become more urgent.

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Scallop Boats in New Bedford
Open Letter from Scallopers Campaign
Protecting small boat fisheries must be a top priority in any leasing proposal.

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Scallop Boats in New Bedford
Scallopers Campaign Submits Final Comments
As the NEFMC concluded its scoping process, we offered our perspective on why leasing makes sense.

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