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Weathervane Scallop (Patinopecten caurinus)
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For commercial fishing entry permits, and intent to transfer forms please visit the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) website.

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For commercial fishing regulation announcements, news releases, and emergency orders, please visit our Regulation Announcements, News Releases & Emergency Orders page.

To search for scallop-specific news releases on this webpage, choose "Shellfish-Misc" from the drop down menu under the Species Group search criteria.


Alaska Department of Fish and Game Shellfish Observer Program. 2014. Scallop Observer Training and Deployment Manual. Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Kodiak.

Alaska Scallop Fisheries Management Plan (North Pacific Fishery Management Council)

Gustafson, R. L., and K. J. Goldman. 2012. Assessment of weathervane scallops in Kamishak Bay and at Kayak Island, 2004 through 2012. (PDF 2,077 kB) Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Fishery Data Series No. 12-62, Anchorage.

Rosenkranz, G. E., and M. Spafard. 2014. Summary of observer data collected during the 2011/12 Alaska weathervane scallop fishery. (PDF 1,179 kB) Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Fishery Data Series No. 14-31, Anchorage.

Spafard, M. A., and G. E. Rosenkranz. 2014. Age and growth of Weathervane scallops Patinopecten Caurinus captured in the Alaska statewide scallop fishery, 1996-2013. (PDF 896 kB) Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Fishery Manuscript Series No. 14-03, Anchorage.

Scallop Plan Team (North Pacific Fishery Management Council)

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