The Scallopers Campaign… working to bring flexibility, safety, and fairness to the Atlantic sea scallop fishery.
News of Interest
A Step Forward for Flexibility
NEFMC Commits to Scoping a Scallop Leasing Option in 2022 – At its final meeting of 2021, the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) unanimously voted to make scoping of a leasing option in the limited access (LA) scallop fishery a priority for 2022.
Scalloping: A Truly “Limited Access” Fishery
It isn’t easy at the bottom of any fishery. When you start out, you’re supposed to pay your dues, earn your share and patiently grow your operation. I can tell you first-hand that when it comes to the limited access Atlantic sea scallop fishery, this is doubly true.
Taking the Lead on Climate
The red flag has gone up! It may be too late to stop the glaciers from melting and sea levels from rising, but it’s not too late for all of us to make a difference. Fishery managers at every level must integrate climate change as part of their decision-making process.