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NOAA Fisheries Science Helps Maine’s Pioneering Sea Scallop Farmers

Enterprising fishermen have been developing sea scallop aquaculture in Maine with technology adapted from Japan. Recently, NOAA Fisheries scientists conducted a study to help with site selection.
November 09, 2020 - Feature Story ,
A whole shucked scallop is held in a person's hands.

Seriously Useful Seafood Tips: Fish and Other Wild-Caught Seafood

Those committed to making our nation’s seafood sustainable will likely have an amazing fount of knowledge on how to cook it. Seven of our region’s stakeholders and industry partners share their best seafood tips for the home consumer.
October 28, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Northeast Fisheries Science Center fish and wild caught seafood stakeholders and industry partners graphic

Computers Now “See” Animals on the Ocean Bottom

Researchers at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center are using a machine learning software to teach computers how to identify the sea life in millions of images of the ocean floor, a development that improves Atlantic sea scallop assessments.
September 04, 2020 - Feature Story ,
A skate viewed from the top with boxes drawn around it by an annotator

American Lobster, Sea Scallop Habitat Could Shift Off the Northeast

A new study projects that climate change will pose management challenges for two commercially important species — American lobster and sea scallop — as suitable habitats move farther north.
May 28, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Orange buckets filled with different sizes of lobster.

Investigating the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Atlantic Sea Scallops

Collaborative study looks at potential risks to this valuable fishery.
January 15, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Filtering water samples in the biodeposition- experiment.  Tool boxes and samples on work bench, with filters and samples.

Sea Scallop Camera-Based Survey Expanded on Georges Bank

A planned camera-based survey of sea scallops on Georges Bank has been expanded to include more area
July 16, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Se scallops on the ocen bottom, one adults and many juveniles

2019–2020 Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Awards Announced

The sea scallop Research Set-Aside awards play an integral role in one of our nation’s most successful and valuable fisheries. Successful applicants partner with the fishing industry to conduct research and to harvest their set-aside award, generating funds for the research. There are active research set-aside programs for Atlantic sea scallops, Atlantic herring, and monkfish.
May 07, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Scallops being sorted on conveyer, blue gloved hands visible on each side.

Atlantic Sea Scallop Managed Waters for Fishing Year 2019

Framework 30 allocates effort into three rotational access areas and closes four areas.
March 27, 2019 - News ,
Map of managed areas for scallop in 2019

Observer Provider Options Expand for Atlantic Sea Scallop Vessels

Industry-Funded Scallop Observers Available from MRAG Americas, Inc.
July 31, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Orange basket on side next to a pile of sea scallops.

2018-2019 Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside Awards Announced

NOAA Fisheries Northeast Fisheries Science Center and the New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) are pleased to announce that 15 projects have been selected for funding through the Sea Scallop Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program. The Scallop RS
May 16, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Sea scallops, various sizes.  Slightly orange color of shells.