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Scallop changes proposed

by DPIPWE Fishing News 4 Dec 2019 01:03 UTC
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Amendments to the Scallop Fishery Management Plan have been released for consultation.

The proposed changes primarily relate to the commercial scallop fishery including scallop quota management, scallop survey periods and the minimum size of scallops.

Changes that relate to the recreational scallop fishery include defining the D’Entrecasteaux Channel as a separate management area and introducing a minimum age to hold a scallop licence.

Public comment is now open on these proposals. Submissions are due by midnight, 31 January 2020.

Have your say here.

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