A Federal Consistency Determination has been submitted to the Delaware Coastal Management Program for the following: Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (2021.0090)
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to conduct Amendment 21 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan to allow for more controlled access to the scallop resource by the limited access and limited access general category (LAGC) fleets and increase monitoring in ways that support a growing directed scallop fishery in Federal waters, including the Northern Gulf of Maine. Another purpose is to consider adjusting LAGC individual fish quota program to support overall economic performance while allowing for continued participation in the LAGC at varying levels.
Comments concerning this Federal Consistency Determination will be accepted for 20 days from the date of this notice. Comments may be sent to: Delaware Coastal Programs, Ms. Kimberly Cole, Administrator, 100 W. Water Street, Suite 7B, Dover, DE, 19904, or electronically to DNREC_DCP_PublicComment@delaware.gov. For additional information please call (302) 739-9283.