From The Sea – Best Practices
Recognizing the need for sustainability Oceans Fleet works along side federal agencies, industry associations and the marine life scientific community to manage the fishery more effectively and to protect the ecology of the oceans. to Learn more about these industry agencies please click on these links.
The harvest of the North Atlantic Sea Scallop is also protected for future generations by limiting the size of the scallop being harvested. The increase size of the “rings” on the dredge allows less mature scallops to leave the dredge thus maintaining a balance of the species that will continue to grow.
OceansFleet, along with the entire Northeast Sea Scallop Fleet, uses the latest monitoring technology to ensure that are fleet are harvesting within NOAA territories. This technology is essential to the management of the fishery in order to become a recognized sustainable fishery.