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Meeting Notice


1.0 Staff Presentation 

1.1 Terms of Reference for Sea Scallops for October 13, 2021, SSC Meeting

1.2 SSC Final Report on OFL and ABC for Scallop Framework 33, December 1, 2020

1.3 Scallop PDT recommendations for 2022 and 2023 (default) OFL and ABC

1.4 Sea scallop assessment update from the Fall 2020 Management Track Assessment (September 2020)

1.5 Management Track Peer Review Panel Report (September 2020). See pp.8-12.

1.6 Risk Policy Matrix (2021) - Atlantic Sea Scallops

1.7 NEFMC Risk Policy Roadmap that includes the Risk Policy Statement and Implementation Plan, see pp. 4-5.

1.8 State of the Ecosystem Report for the Northeast U.S. Shelf – Available at:

Additional Background Documents

1.9 Scallop PDT recommendations for 2021-2022 (default) ABC, dated November 18, 2020.

1.10 Yochum, N. and DuPaul, W.D. Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 27, No.2, 265-271, 2008.

1.11 Hart, D.R. Quantifying the tradeoff between precaution and yield in fishery reference points. ICES Journal of marine Science, doi.10.1093/icesjms/fss204

1.12 SARC 65 – Scallop Appendix A1 – Sea Scallop Growth

1.13 SARC 65 – Scallop Appendix A2 – Scallop Shell Height/Meat Weight Relationships

1.14 2020 Management Track Assessment – Appendix I, CASA Models

1.15 Scallop PDT Meeting Summaries
a. September 1 – October 1 (five meetings)

1.16 SARC 65 Full Report 

1.17 Hodgdon, C.T., Torre, M., and Chen, Y. 2020. Spatiotemporal variability in Atlantic sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) growth in the Northern Gulf of Maine. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci., 51: 15–31.

1.18 Chang, J.H., Shank, B.V. and Hart, D.R., 2017. A comparison of methods to estimate abundance and biomass from belt transect surveys. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 15(5), pp.480-494.

1.19 Hart, D. R., Munroe, D. M., Caracappa, J. C., Haidvogel, D., Shank, B. V., Rudders, D. B., Klinck, J. M., Hofmann, E. E., and Powell, E. N. 2020. Spillover of sea scallops from rotational closures in the Mid-Atlantic Bight (United States). – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 77: 1992– 2002.

1.20 Rudders, D., S. Roman, A. Trembanis, and D. Ferraro. 2019. A study to assess the effect of tow duration and estimate dredge efficiency for the VIMS sea scallop dredge. survey: final report. Marine Resource Report No. 2019-04. Virginia Institute of Marine Science, William & Mary.