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The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) will hold a workshop on February 22-23, 2016 to explore concerns about inshore scallop fishing. This workshop will build on and contribute to ideas explored in the May 2015 draft white paper on this issue. The Council has enlisted the Fisheries Leadership & Sustainability Forum (Fisheries Forum) to assist in developing the workshop agenda and facilitate discussions.

Workshop Information


Staff Presentation: Management Context

Staff Presentation: Fishery Trends

Presentation: Regional Example Maine

Presentation: Regional Example Pacific

Workshop Summary Document

Online Registration or
Mail in Registration Form

Online Questionnaire or
Mail in Questionnaire Form

Hotel Reservations

Crowne Plaza, Warwick, RI - please use the link below make your online reservation for this event. Use Code NEF if prompted.
NE Fishery

*Please be aware that seating is limited for this workshop so it may not be possible to accommodate all interested parties.

Workshop Documents

Agenda (to be added after the January 2016 Council meeting)
Draft White Paper on Inshore Scallop Fishing Issue (NEFMC, 2015)
  Appendix I White Paper Maps
Final IFQ Report for the Limited Access General Category Scallop Fishery (NEFMC, 2014)
  Appendix I Economic and Social Trends
  Appendix II Draft FMP Performance Evaluation memo