Draft

Three specific issues are addressed in this action: 1) measures related to the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) Management Area, 2) Limited Access General Category (LAGC) individual fishing quota (IFQ) possession limits, and 3) ability of Limited Access vessels with LAGC IFQ to transfer quota to LAGC IFQ only vessels.

Draft Amendment 21 and Draft Environmental Assessment – Preliminary Submission, June 3, 2021

  • IMPORTANT:  This is the Council’s preliminary submission of Amendment 21. The document is subject to further review and editing for clarification before the final submission is transferred to the National Marine Fisheries Service for review, approval, and implementation.

Appendix 1: Scenario Analyses of LAGC IFQ Possession Limits and Annual Lease Price Model

Appendix 2: Options for Harvesting the Northern Gulf of Maine Annual Projected Landings (Limited Access and LAGC IFQ Allocations)

Appendix 3: Overview of the Atlantic Sea Scallop Resource in the Gulf of Maine

Withdrawal of NOI to Prepare EIS; Development of Environmental Assessment Announced – December 8, 2020

Public Hearings

Scallop Amendment 21 Public Hearings - August 5, August 12, August 27, and September 2, 2020 - Meeting Notice

Scallop Amendment 21 Public Hearing Document

Scallop Amendment 21 Staff Presentation

Amendment 21 Public Hearing Meeting Summaries, August 5, August 12, August 27, and September 2, 2020

Amendment 21 All Written Public Comments

Scallop Amendment 21 Draft Environmental Assessment – July 22, 2020

Appendix 1: Scenario Analyses of LAGC IFQ Possession Limits and Annual Lease Price Model
Appendix 2: Options for Harvesting the Northern Gulf of Maine Annual Projected Landings (Limited Access and LAGC IFQ Allocations)


Scoping Hearings and Public Comments

A21 Scoping Summary Report
A21 Scoping Meeting Summaries
A21 Full List of Written Comments

Amendment 21 Scoping Press Release
Notice of Scoping Meetings
Amendment 21 Scoping Document
Staff Presentation