Northeast Sea Scallop Survey Concludes This Weekend

HYANNIS – The Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s 2019 Northeast sea scallop survey is expected to be completed this weekend.

The survey, which is conducted from the Mid-Atlantic to Georges Bank, aims to determine the distribution and abundance of scallops and associated fauna using a dredge, and a stereo-optic towed camera array.

The scallop fishery is one of the nation’s most valuable. 

The survey was recently impacted as the HabCAM hit a large rock breaking the tow cable.

The device was recovered, but the survey will be completed with the dredge only.

The survey got underway on May 15 and a summary of the cruise results will be released soon after its completion.

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