Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Fax (617) 626.1509
October 4, 2011
REMINDER OF SEA SCALLOP SCOPING MEETINGS
OCTOBER 4th and 5th, 2011
SPECIAL FISHERY PERMIT FOR 2012:
STATE WATERS SEA SCALLOP DREDGE ENDORSEMENT
AND PERMIT CONDITIONS PERTAINING TO SCALLOP DREDGE GEAR
AND SEA SCALLOP TRIP LIMITS
Pursuant to M.G.L. c. 130 § 17A and 80 and 322 CMR 7.01(4), for the 2012 fishing year, the Division of Marine Fisheries (MarineFisheries) is considering implementing a regulated fishery special permit endorsement authorizing Coastal Access Permit (CAP) holders to take sea scallops by dredge in state waters; this permit endorsement will be known as the State Waters Sea Scallop Endorsement (SE). The SE will only be made available to CAP holders who do not also hold a federal sea scallop permit. This will not prevent federal scallop permit holders from fishing in state waters.
MarineFisheries is also recommending the following conditions to the SE:
Two public scoping meetings have been scheduled to take comment on the proposed permit and permit conditions:
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 – 6:00 to 9:00 PM – Falmouth Public High School, 874 Gifford Street Ext, Falmouth, MA 02540.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 – 6:00 to 9:00 PM –Annisquam River Station, 30 Emerson Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930.
MarineFisheries is accepting written comments through 5:00 PM on Friday, October 7, 2011. Interested
parties may submit comments to MarineFisheries via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org or
email@example.com), fax (617-626-1509) or mail (Jared Silva, 251 Causeway Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114).