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Review of Southern Scallops and recommendations for future management

Review of Southern Scallops and recommendations for future management

Fisheries New Zealand has proposed a further temporary closure of the Southern Scallop fishery, SCA 7 and Port Underwood. (See attached). The temporary closure would be for the 2018 season starting on 15 July. The closure will apply to commercial and recreational harvesting of scallops. The Southern Scallop fishery has been closed for the past two seasons.

Attached is a summary of the proposals and draft recommendations from the NZSFC Fisheries Management Sub-committee. Read it here.

Submission deadline to Fisheries New Zealand is 25 June. Deadline for any comments to the Fisheries Management team is 21 June 2018.

SCA7 Review 
SCA7 Proposal and temporary closure