2011 Commercial Scallop Season
The White Rock scallop bed was opened for the 2011 commercial scallop season with a TAC of 2552 tonnes. Unfortunately, a pre-season survey determined that the bed was dying off providing little prospect of landing commercial quantities of scallops from this open area.
In light of this die-off, scallop permits were provided to applying vessels to survey State waters with the ability to retain up to 15 tonnes of scallops to help off-set costs. Eleven vessels were issued permits.
Vessels did not locate any significant new scallop beds that justified an opening. A total of 103.3 tonnes was landed for the 2011 season.
Landed Catch by Month - 2011 Quota Year