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Atlantic sea scallops are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, from Newfoundland to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. NOAA Fisheries and the New England Fishery Management Council manage the Atlantic sea scallop fishery. The Atlantic sea scallop population are above the target population level.
Managers determine a total allowable catch for the scallop fishery based on estimates of the scallop population. They allocate this catch amount to different groups of the fishery, depending on their permit type and historical catch, through days-at-sea and number of trips to special access areas.
Other management measures include: