NMFS Northeast Regional Office
N E W S
NORTHEAST COMMERCIAL SEA SCALLOPING
Gloucester, MA -- NOAA’s National
Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA
Fisheries) today issued a biological opinion that evaluates the effects
of the sea scallop fishery on species that are listed under the ESA.
opinion concludes that the Atlantic sea scallop fishery is not likely
jeopardize the continued existence of loggerhead and leatherback sea
turtles. Loggerhead sea turtles are listed as threatened, and
leatherbacks as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Download the opinion here.
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