Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Fax (617) 626.1509
January 23, 2007
The Division of Marine Fisheries is providing this notice of regulatory measures in effect for the 2007 fishing period for scup:
These limits, approved by the Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission, complement commercial scup rules approved jointly by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and Mid- Atlantic Fishery Management Council and published by NOAA Fisheries.
As specified in 322 CMR 6.28, the Director of the Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) may, by declaration, establish and adjust the manner and times of taking scup, and the legal size limits, numbers and/or quantities of scup to be taken as prescribed by M.G.L. c.130 §17A and specified by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.