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Or, as President Reagan might say, throw the little ones back.

"A violation of the four-ounce standard occurs if the average of the aggregate weights of the 10 smallest scallops in all the one-pint samples taken fails to meet the four-ounce standard. If a violation of the four-ounce standard is found among those undeclared scallops from a particular vessel and being treated as a separate entity for the purpose of sampling, the entire amount of scallops in possession or control will be deemed in violation. If a violation of the four-ounce standard is found among scallops possessed by a dealer/processor, only those scallops being treated as a separate entity for the purpose of sampling (i.e., the total amount of scallops, up to 10% of which has been drawn as samples) will be deemed in violation."

-- From a final rule published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, effective January 1, 1986.

Last updated: Mar 1, 1986




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