NEFMC to Hold Scoping Meetings on Scallop Northern Gulf of Maine, Limited Access General Category Amendment

The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) will include scoping meetings in New York, Virginia, and New Jersey as it begins an amendment to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan that could: change Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) measures, modify Limited Access General Category (LAGC) individual fishing quota (IFQ) possession limits, and create the ability for Limited Access vessels with LAGC IFQ to transfer their quota to vessels that only hold LAGC IFQ permits.

The announcement from the NEFMC, including the full meeting schedule, is available HERE.

Meetings in the Mid-Atlantic region include:

  • Riverhead, NY: Thursday, March 7, 2019, 6PM-7:30 PM. Hotel Indigo, 1830 West Main Street, Route 25, Riverhead, NY 11901

  • Hampton, VA: Monday, March 25, 2019, 6PM-7:30PM. Embassy Suites, 1700 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666

  • Cape May, NJ: Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 6PM-7:30PM. Grand Hotel of Cape May, 1045 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204

  • Manahawkin, NJ: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 10AM-11:30AM. Holiday Inn, 151 Route 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ 08050

Questions? Contact Jonathon Peros, the NEFMC’s scallop plan coordinator, at (978) 465-0492 ext. 117,