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Use the tabs below to access the GIS Data associated with each Managed or Protected Species, or the Vessel Monitoring System.

An important reminder for users of these shapefiles -- they are not a substitute for actual regulations.  Shapefiles provide a general depiction of a subset of applicable fishing regulations, restrictions and requirements, not the complete set of regulations.  As a result, users are encouraged to read the applicable regulations in conjunction with use of these data.

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GIS Data for All Species

Last updated 9/19/2018

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Regulated Areas included in file

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280 Fathom Contour

280 Fathom Contour

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6/5/2015

ALWTRP Regulated and Exempted Waters

Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Regulated Waters;
Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Exempted Waters

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6/5/2015

Atlantic Coast Weakfish Flynet Fishing Prohibition Area

Atlantic Coast Weakfish Flynet Fishing Prohibition Area

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9/15/2014

Atlantic Halibut Accountability Measure Areas

Atlantic Halibut Trawl Gear AM Area;
Atlantic Halibut Gillnet Gear AM Area

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7/20/2018

Atlantic Red Drum Fishery Harvest or Possession Prohibition Area

Atlantic Red Drum Fishery Harvest or Possession Prohibition Area

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9/15/2014

Atlantic Salmon Critical Habitat

Atlantic Salmon Critical Habitat Gulf of Maine DPS by HUC 10

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2009

Atlantic Striped Bass Possession Area

Atlantic Striped Bass Possession Area

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9/15/2014

Atlantic Sturgeon Critical Habitat River Lengths

Critical Habitat for Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Penobscot River, Kennebec River, Androscoggin River, Piscataqua River, and Merrimack River;
Critical Habitat for New York Bight Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Connecticut River, Housatonic River, Hudson River, and Delaware River;
Critical Habitat for Chesapeake Bay Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Potomac River, Rappahannock River, York River, James River, and Nanticoke River;
Critical Habitat for Carolina Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Roanoke River, Tar-Pamlico River, Neuse River, Cape Fear River, Pee Dee River, Black River, and Santee-Cooper Rivers;
Critical Habitat for South Atlantic Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Edisto River, Combahee-Salkehatchie Rivers, Savannah River, Ogeechee River, Altamaha River, Satilla River, and St. Marys River

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11/15/2017

Atlantic Wolffish Accountability Measure Areas

Atlantic Wolffish Trawl Gear AM Area;
Atlantic Wolffish Fixed Gear AM Area 1;
Atlatnic Wolffish Fixed Gear AM Area 2

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7/20/2018

Block Island Sound Lighthouses

Block Island Southeast Light;
Montauk Light;
Point Judith Light

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9/15/2014

CA I Hook Gear Haddock SAP Area

CA I Hook Gear Haddock SAP Area

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3/15/2015

Cape Cod Bay Restricted Area

Cape Cod Bay Restricted Area

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6/5/2015

Cape Cod South Closure Area

Cape Cod South Closure Area

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9/15/2014

Cape Cod Spiny Dogfish Exemption Areas

Eastern Cape Cod Spiny Dogfish Exemption Area;
Western Cape Cod Spiny Dogfish Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

Cashes Ledge Closure Area

Cashes Ledge Closure Area

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9/15/2014

Chain Mat-Modified Scallop Dredge Area

Chain Mat-Modified Scallop Dredge Area

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5/1/2015

Closed Area II Yellowtail Flounder-Haddock SAP Area

Closed Area II Yellowtail Flounder/Haddock SAP Area

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3/15/2015

Cultivator Shoal Whiting Fishery Exemption Area

Cultivator Shoal Whiting Fishery Exemption Area

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5/1/2014

Dedicated Habitat Research Area

Stellwagen Dedicated Habitat Research Area;
Georges Bank Dedicated Habitat Research Area

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4/9/2018

Delaware Special Management Zone Areas

Delaware Artificial Reef #9;
Delaware Artificial Reef #10;
Delaware Artificial Reef #11;
Delaware Artificial Reef #13

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7/20/2018

Differential DAS Counting Areas

Inshore GB Differential DAS Area;
Inshore GOM Differential DAS Area;
Offshore GB Differential DAS Area;
Offshore GOM Differential DAS Area;
SNE/MA Differential DAS Area

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3/15/2015

Eastern US-Canada Haddock SAP Area

Eastern U.S./Canada Haddock SAP Area

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3/15/2015

Environmental Degradation Closures

106 Dumpsite;
Boston Foul Ground;
Georges Bank;
New York Bight;
Open Portion of the Georges Bank Closed Area

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5/1/2014

Exempted Waters for Maine State American Lobster Permits

Exempted Waters for Maine State American Lobster Permits (Maine Pocket Waters)

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9/15/2014

Fippennies Ledge Area

Fippennies Ledge Area

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3/15/2015

Frank R. Lautenberg Deep-Sea Coral Protection Areas

Broad Deep-Sea Coral Zone;
Block Canyon;
Ryan and McMaster Canyons;
Emery and Uchupi Canyons;
Jones and Babylon Canyons;
Hudson Canyon;
Mey-Lindenkohl Slope;
Spencer Canyon;
Wilmington Canyon;
North Heyes and South Wilmington Canyons;
South Vries Canyon;
Baltimore Canyons;
Warr and Phoenix Canyon Complex;
Accomac and Leonard Canyons;
Washington Canyon;
Norfolk Canyon

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4/9/2018

GB Spawning Groundfish Closures

Closed Area I North;
Closed Area II

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4/9/2018

Georges Bank Seasonal Closure Area

Georges Bank Seasonal Closure Area

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3/15/2015

GOM Cod Protection Closure Areas

GOM Cod Protection Closure I;
GOM Cod Protection Closure II;
GOM Cod Protection Closure III;
GOM Cod Protection Closure IV;
GOM Cod Protection Closure V

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4/9/2018

GOM Grate Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Area

GOM Grate Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Area (Jul 1 - Nov 30)

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5/1/2014

GOM Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

GOM Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

GOM Spawning Groundfish Closures

GOM Cod Spawning Protection Area;
Winter Massachusetts Bay Spawning Protection Area;
Spring Massachusetts Bay Spawning Protection Area;
Closed Area I North;
Closed Area II

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4/9/2018

GOM-GB Dogfish and Monkfish Gillnet Fishery Exemption Area

GOM/GB Dogfish and Monkfish Gillnet Fishery Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

GOM-GB Exemption Area

GOM/GB Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

GOM-GB Inshore Restricted Roller Gear Areas

GOM/GB Inshore Restricted Roller Gear Area

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3/15/2015

GOM-GB Regulated Mesh Areas

GB Regulated Mesh Area;
GOM Regulated Mesh Area

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3/15/2015

Great South Channel Restricted Gillnet Areas

Great South Channel Restricted Gillnet Area;
Great South Channel Sliver Restricted Area

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6/5/2015

Great South Channel Restricted Trap-Pot Area

Great South Channel Restricted Trap/Pot Area

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6/5/2015

Great South Channel Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

Great South Channel Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

Groundfish Closure Areas

Cashes Ledge Closure Area;
Western Gulf of Maine Closure Area;
Closed Area II Closure Area

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4/9/2018

Habitat Management Areas

Eastern Maine Habitat Management Area;
Jeffreys Bank Habitat Management Area;
Cashes Ledge Habitat Management Area;
Fippennies ledge Habitat Management Area;
Ammen Rock Habitat Management Area;
Western Gulf of Maine Habitat Management Area;
Western Gulf of Maine Shrimp Exemption Area;
Closed Area II Habitat Closure Area;
Great South Channel Habitat Management Area;
Mobile Bottom-Tending Gear Closure

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4/9/2018

Herring Haddock Accountability Measure Areas

Herring GB Haddock Accountability Measure Area;
Herring GOM Haddock Accountability Measure Area

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3/15/2015

Herring Management Areas

Management Area 1A (Inshore Gulf of Maine);
Management Area 1B (Offshore Gulf of Maine);
Management Area 2 (South Coastal Area);
Management Area 3 (Georges Bank)

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3/15/2015

HPTRP Mid-Atlantic Regulated and Exempted Waters

Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan Mid-Atlantic Regulated Waters;
Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan Mid-Atlantic Exempted Waters

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9/15/2014

Illex Fishery Mesh Exemption Area

Illex Fishery

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5/1/2014

January-February River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

January-February River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
January-February River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2;
January-February River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 3;
January-February River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 4

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5/1/2014

Jeffreys Ledge Restricted Area

Jeffreys Ledge Restricted Area

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6/5/2015

Jordan Basin Restricted Area

Jordan Basin Restricted Area

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6/5/2015

July-August River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

July-August River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
July-August River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2

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5/1/2014

Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Area

Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Apr 16 - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Apr 1 - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Mar 16  - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (All Year)

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5/1/2014

Lobster Gear Areas

Gulf of Maine Gear Area;
Georges Bank Gear Area;
Southern New England Gear Area;
Mid-Atlantic Gear Area

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5/1/2016

Lobster Management Areas

EEZ Nearshore Management Area 1;
EEZ Nearshore Management Area 2;
Area 2/3 Overlap;
EEZ Offshore Management Area 3;
EEZ Nearshore Management Area 4;
EEZ Nearshore Management Area 5;
Nearshore Management Area 6;
EEZ Nearshore Outer Cape Lobster Management Area

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5/1/2016

Lobster Restricted Gear Areas

Restricted Gear Area I;
Restricted Gear Area II;
Restricted Gear Area III;
Restricted Gear Area IV;
Carl N. Shuster Jr. Horseshoe Crab Reserve

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9/15/2014

MA Exemption Area

MA Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

MA Regulated Mesh Area

MA Regulated Mesh Area

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3/15/2015

Maine Mahogany Quahog Zone

Maine Mahogany Quahog Zone

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5/1/2014

Management Units SF-Scup-BSB

Black Sea Bass Management Unit;
Scup Management Unit;
Summer Flounder Management Unit

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5/1/2014

March-April River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

March-April River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
March-April River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2;
March-April River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 3;
March-April River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 4;
March-April River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 5

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5/1/2014

Massachusetts Bay Management Area

Massachusetts Bay Management Area

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9/15/2014

Massachusetts Restricted Area

Massachusetts Restricted Area

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6/5/2015

May-June River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

May-June River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
May-June River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2

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5/1/2014

Mid-Coast Management Area

Mid-Coast Management Area

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9/15/2014

Mid-South Atlantic Gillnet Waters

Mid/South Atlantic Gillnet Waters;
Mid/South Atlantic Gillnet Waters (Southeast U.S. Restricted Area overlap)

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6/5/2015

Modified Haddock Stock Areas

Georges Bank Modified Haddock Stock Area;
Gulf of Maine Modified Haddock Stock Area

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3/15/2015

Monkfish Canyon Closed Areas

Oceanographer Canyon Closed Area (Monkfish);
Lydonia Canyon Closed Area (Monkfish)

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3/15/2015

Monkfish Fishery Management Areas

Northern Fishery Management Area;
Southern Fishery Management Area

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3/15/2015

MSB Bottom Trawling Restricted Areas

Lydonia Canyon;
Oceanographer Canyon

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5/1/2014

Mudhole North Management Area

Mudhole North Management Area

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9/15/2014

Mudhole South Management Area

Mudhole South Management Area

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9/15/2014

Nantucket Lightship Closed Area Exemption Areas

Nantucket Lightship Closed Area - Western Exemption Area;
Nantucket Lightship Closed Area - Eastern Exemption Area

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5/1/2016

Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area

Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

Nantucket Shoals Mussel and Sea Urchin Dredge Exemption Area

Nantucket Shoals Mussel and Sea Urchin Dredge Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

NE Multispecies Broad Stock Areas

GOM Stock Area 1;
Inshore GB Stock Area 2;
Offshore GB Stock Area 3;
SNE/MA Stock Area 4

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3/15/2015

New Jersey Special Management Zone Areas

Sea Girt Reef Site;
Garden State North reef Site;
Garden State South Reef Site;
Little Egg Reef Site;
Atlantic City Reef Site;
Great Egg Reef Site;
Ocean City Reef Site;
Shark River Reef Site;
Barnegat Light Reef Site;
Wildwood Reef Site;
Deepwater Reef Site;
Cape May Reef Site;
Townsend Inlet Reef Site

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7/20/2018

NGOM Scallop Management Area

Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) Scallop Management Area

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5/1/2014

North Atlantic Right Whale Critical Habitat

Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whale Unit 1;
Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whale Unit 2

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1/26/2016

Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Canyon Unit;
Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Seamount Unit

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12/2/2016

Northeast Closure Area

Northeast Closure Area

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9/15/2014

Northern Inshore State Trap-Pot Waters Area

Northern Inshore State Trap/Pot Waters Area

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6/5/2015

Northern Nearshore Trap-Pot Waters Area

Northern Nearshore Trap/Pot Waters Area

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6/1/2016

November-December River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

November-December River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
November-December River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2

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5/1/2014

Offshore Fishery Program Area

Offshore Fishery Program Area

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3/15/2015

Offshore Management Area

Offshore Management Area

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9/15/2014

Offshore Trap-Pot Waters Area

Offshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Year-round);
Offshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Sep 1 - May 31);
Offshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Nov 15 - Apr 15);
Offshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Dec 1 - Mar 31)

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6/1/2016

Other Northeast Gillnet Waters Area

Other Northeast Gillnet Waters Area (Year-round);
Other Northeast Gillnet Waters Area (Sep 1 - May 31)

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6/5/2015

Other Southeast Gillnet Waters

Other Southeast Gillnet Waters Area - Southeast Atlantic gillnet fishery North of 29°N (Nov 15 - Apr 15);
Other Southeast Gillnet Waters Area - Southeast Atlantic gillnet fishery South of 29°N (Dec 1 - Mar 31);
Other Southeast Gillnet Waters Area - Southeastern U.S. Atlantic Shark Gillnet Fishery North of 29°N (Nov 15 - Apr 15);
Other Southeast Gillnet Waters Area - Southeastern U.S. Atlantic Shark Gillnet Fishery South of 29°N (Dec 1 - Mar 31)

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6/5/2015

Pocket Waters

Pocket Waters

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6/5/2015

Pound Net Regulated Areas

Pound Net Regulated Area I;
Pound Net Regulated Area II

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5/1/2016

Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Areas

Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Area (Nov 21 - Dec 31);
Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Area (Sept 1 - Nov 20)

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5/1/2014

Red Crab Management Unit

Red Crab Management Unit

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5/1/2014

Red Crab Trap-Pot Fishery

Red Crab Trap/Pot Fishery (Year-round);
Red Crab Trap/Pot Fishery (Sep 1 - May 31);
Red Crab Trap/Pot Fishery (Nov 15 - Apr 15);
Red Crab Trap/Pot Fishery (Dec 1 - Mar 31)

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6/1/2016

Red Hake Stock Areas

Red Hake Northern Stock Area;
Red Hake Southern Stock Area

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5/1/2016

Redfish Exemption Area and Cod Closure

Redfish Exemption Area;
Redfish Exemption Area Cod Closure

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5/1/2016

Restricted Gear Areas Mults

Restricted Gear Area I;
Restricted Gear Area II;
Restricted Gear Area III;
Restricted Gear Area IV

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4/9/2018

River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Areas

Cape Cod Catch Cap Area;
Georges Bank Catch Cap Area;
Gulf of Maine Catch Cap Area;
Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Catch Cap Area

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3/15/2015

River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Closure Areas

Cape Cod Catch Cap Closure Area;
Georges Bank Catch Cap Closure Area;
Gulf of Maine Catch Cap Closure Area;
Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Catch Cap Closure Area

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3/15/2015

Scallop DAS Change to DOF Transit with Product On Board Area

Scallop Days-at-Sea (DAS) Change to Declare Out of Fishery (DOF) Transit with Product On Board Area

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5/1/2015

Scup Gear Restricted Areas

Northern Gear Restricted Area 1;
Southern Gear Restricted Area

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11/14/2016

Scup Transfer-at-Sea

Scup Transfer-at-Sea Boundary

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5/1/2014

Sea Scallop Accountability Measure Areas

Georges Bank Accountability Measure Area;
Mid-Atlantic Accountability Measure Area

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4/19/2018

Sea Scallop Rotational Areas

Mid-Atlantic Scallop Rotational Area;
Elephant Trunk Scallop Rotational Area;
Hudson Canyon Scallop Rotational Area;
Closed Area I Scallop Rotational Area;
Closed Area II Scallop Rotational Area;
Nantucket Lightship South Scallop Rotational Area;
Nantucket Lightship West Scallop Rotational Area;
Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Rotational Area;
Nantucket Lightship Hatchet Scallop Rotational Area

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4/19/2018

Section 7 Consultation Areas

Atlantic Large Whales;
Atlantic Salmon;
Atlantic Sturgeon;
Sea Turtles;
Shortnose Sturgeon

 

 

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3/1/2018

Sector Small-Mesh Fishery Exemption Areas

Sector Small-Mesh Fishery Exemption Area 1;
Sector Small-Mesh Fishery Exemption Area 2

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5/1/2016

Sector Stock Areas

CC/GOM Yellowtail Flounder Stock Area (Sectors);
GB Haddock Stock Area;
GOM Haddock Stock Area;
GOM Winter Flounder Stock Area;
Redfish Stock Area;
SNE/MA Yellowtail Flounder Stock Area (Sectors)

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3/15/2015

September-October River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

September-October River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
September-October River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2

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5/1/2014

Silver Hake Stock Areas

Silver Hake Northern Stock Area;
Silver Hake Southern Stock Area

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5/1/2016

Six Mile Line

Six-Mile Line

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6/5/2015

Skate Management Unit

Skate Management Unit

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5/1/2014

Small Mesh Areas 1 and 2

Small Mesh Area 1;
Small Mesh Area 2

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5/1/2014

SNE Dogfish Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Dogfish Gillnet Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Exemption Area

SNE Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Little Tunny Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Little Tunny Gillnet Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Monkfish and Skate Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Monkfish and Skate Gillnet Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Monkfish and Skate Trawl Exemption Area

SNE Monkfish and Skate Trawl Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Regulated Mesh Area

SNE Regulated Mesh Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

SNE Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Skate Bait Trawl Exemption Area

SNE Skate Bait Trawl Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE/MA Windowpane Flounder Gear Restricted Area

SNE/MA Windowpane Flounder AM Gear Restricted Area

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5/1/2015

SNE-MA Winter Flounder Trawl Gear Accountability Measure Areas

SNE/MA Winter Flounder Trawl Gear AM Area 1;
SNE/MA Winter Flounder Trawl Gear AM Area 2;
SNE/MA Winter Flounder Trawl Gear AM Area 3;
SNE/MA Winter Flounder Trawl Gear AM Area 4

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3/15/2015

Southeast US Monitoring Area

Southeast U.S. Monitoring Area

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6/5/2015

Southeast US Restricted Area

Southeast U.S. Restricted Area N;
Southeast U.S. Restricted Area S

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6/5/2015

Southern Mid-Atlantic Management Area

Southern Mid-Atlantic Management Area

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9/15/2014

Southern Nearshore Trap-Pot Waters Area

Southern Nearshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Year-round);
Southern Nearshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Sep 1 - May 31);
Southern Nearshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Nov 15 - Apr 15);
Southern Nearshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Dec 1 - Mar 31)

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6/1/2016

Southern New England Management Area

Southern New England Management Area

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9/15/2014

Stellwagen Bank Management Area

Stellwagen Bank Management Area

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9/15/2014

Stellwagen Bank-Jeffreys Ledge Restricted Area

Stellwagen Bank/Jeffreys Ledge Restricted Area (Trap/Pot);
Stellwagen Bank/Jeffreys Ledge Restricted Area (Gillnet)

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6/5/2015

Stock Areas

American Plaice Stock Area;
CC/GOM Yellowtail Flounder Stock Area (BDAS);
GB Cod Stock Area;
GB Winter Flounder Stock Area;
GB Yellowtail Flounder Stock Area;
GOM Cod Stock Area;
Pollock Stock Area;
SNE/MA Winter Flounder Stock Area;
SNE/MA Yellowtail Flounder Stock Area (BDAS);
White Hake Stock Area;
Witch Flounder Stock Area

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3/15/2015

Summer Flounder Fishery-Sea Turtle Protection Area

Summer Flounder Fishery - Sea Turtle Protection Area;
Summer Flounder Fishery - Sea Turtle Protection Area Seasonal Exemption

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5/1/2014

Summer Flounder Small-Mesh Exemption Area

Summer Flounder Small-Mesh Exemption Area

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5/1/2014

Tilefish Gear Restricted Areas

Lydonia Canyon Gear Restricted Area;
Norfolk Canyon Gear Restricted Area;
Oceanographer Canyon Gear Restricted Area;
Veatch Canyon Gear Restricted Area

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9/25/2014

Tilefish Management Unit

Tilefish Management Unit

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9/25/2014

Trimester TAC Areas

American Plaice Trimester TAC Area;
CC/GOM Yellowtail Flounder Trimester TAC Area;
GB Cod Trimester TAC Area;
GB Haddock Trimester TAC Area;
GB Winter Flounder Trimester TAC Area;
GB Yellowtail Flounder Trimester TAC Area;
GOM Cod Trimester TAC Area;
GOM Haddock Trimester TAC Area;
GOM Winter Flounder Trimester TAC Area;
Pollock Trimester TAC Area;
Redfish Trimester TAC Area;
SNE/MA Yellowtail Flounder Trimester TAC Area;
White Hake Trimester TAC Area;
Witch Flounder Trimester TAC Area

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3/15/2015

Turtle Deflector Dredge Area

Turtle Deflector Dredge Area

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5/1/2015

US-Canada Management Areas

Western U.S./Canada Area;
Eastern U.S./Canada Area

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3/15/2015

VMS Demarcation Line

VMS Demarcation Line

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9/25/2014

Waters Exempt from Minimum Traps per Trawl Requirement

NH Waters Exempt from Minimum Traps per Trawl Requirement;
MA Waters Exempt from Minimum Traps per Trawl Requirement;
RI Waters Exempt from Minimum Traps per Trawl Requirement;
ME Island Buffers

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6/5/2015

Waters Off New Jersey management Area

Waters Off New Jersey Management Area

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9/15/2014

West of Cutler Set-Aside Area

West of Cutler Set-Aside Area

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5/1/2014

Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Accountability Measure Areas

Northern Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Small AM Area;
Northern Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Large AM Area;
Southern Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Small AM Area;
Southern Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Large AM Area 1;
Southern Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Large AM Area 2;
Southern Windowpane Flounder Large AM Area 3

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7/20/2018

GIS Data for Atlantic Coastal Fisheries (excluding American Lobster)

Last updated 9/15/2014

Some species managed by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) have regulated areas that fall within the federal waters.  Shapefiles depicting those areas are listed below.  For data on American Lobster regulated areas, please see the "Lobster" tab.  For more information on the management of these species, visit the ASMFC website at http://www.asmfc.org

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Atlantic Coast Weakfish Flynet Fishing Prohibition Area

Atlantic Coast Weakfish Flynet Fishing Prohibition Area

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9/15/2014

Atlantic Red Drum Fishery Harvest or Possession Prohibition Area

Atlantic Red Drum Fishery Harvest or Possession Prohibition Area

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9/15/2014

Atlantic Striped Bass Possession Area

Atlantic Striped Bass Possession Area

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9/15/2014

Block Island Sound Lighthouses

Block Island Southeast Light;
Montauk Light;
Point Judith Light

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9/15/2014

GIS Data for Atlantic Large Whale

Last updated 6/1/2016

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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280 Fathom Contour

280 Fathom Contour

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6/5/2015

ALWTRP Regulated and Exempted Waters

Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Regulated Waters;
Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Exempted Waters

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6/5/2015

Cape Cod Bay Restricted Area

Cape Cod Bay Restricted Area

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Shapefile

6/5/2015

Great South Channel Restricted Gillnet Areas

Great South Channel Restricted Gillnet Area;
Great South Channel Sliver Restricted Area

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6/5/2015

Great South Channel Restricted Trap-Pot Area

Great South Channel Restricted Trap/Pot Area

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6/5/2015

Jeffreys Ledge Restricted Area

Jeffreys Ledge Restricted Area

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6/5/2015

Jordan Basin Restricted Area

Jordan Basin Restricted Area

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6/5/2015

Massachusetts Restricted Area

Massachusetts Restricted Area

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6/5/2015

Mid-South Atlantic Gillnet Waters

Mid/South Atlantic Gillnet Waters;
Mid/South Atlantic Gillnet Waters (Southeast U.S. Restricted Area overlap)

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6/5/2015

Northern Inshore State Trap-Pot Waters Area

Northern Inshore State Trap/Pot Waters Area

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6/5/2015

Northern Nearshore Trap-Pot Waters Area

Northern Nearshore Trap/Pot Waters Area

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6/1/2016

Offshore Trap-Pot Waters Area

Offshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Year-round);
Offshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Sep 1 - May 31);
Offshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Nov 15 - Apr 15);
Offshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Dec 1 - Mar 31)

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6/1/2016

Other Northeast Gillnet Waters Area

Other Northeast Gillnet Waters Area (Year-round);
Other Northeast Gillnet Waters Area (Sep 1 - May 31)

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6/5/2015

Other Southeast Gillnet Waters

Other Southeast Gillnet Waters Area - Southeast Atlantic gillnet fishery North of 29°N (Nov 15 - Apr 15);
Other Southeast Gillnet Waters Area - Southeast Atlantic gillnet fishery South of 29°N (Dec 1 - Mar 31);
Other Southeast Gillnet Waters Area - Southeastern U.S. Atlantic Shark Gillnet Fishery North of 29°N (Nov 15 - Apr 15);
Other Southeast Gillnet Waters Area - Southeastern U.S. Atlantic Shark Gillnet Fishery South of 29°N (Dec 1 - Mar 31)

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6/5/2015

Pocket Waters

Pocket Waters

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6/5/2015

Red Crab Trap-Pot Fishery

Red Crab Trap/Pot Fishery (Year-round);
Red Crab Trap/Pot Fishery (Sep 1 - May 31);
Red Crab Trap/Pot Fishery (Nov 15 - Apr 15);
Red Crab Trap/Pot Fishery (Dec 1 - Mar 31)

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6/1/2016

Six Mile Line

Six-Mile Line

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6/5/2015

Southeast US Monitoring Area

Southeast U.S. Monitoring Area

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6/5/2015

Southeast US Restricted Area

Southeast U.S. Restricted Area N;
Southeast U.S. Restricted Area S

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6/5/2015

Southern Nearshore Trap-Pot Waters Area

Southern Nearshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Year-round);
Southern Nearshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Sep 1 - May 31);
Southern Nearshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Nov 15 - Apr 15);
Southern Nearshore Trap/Pot Waters Area (Dec 1 - Mar 31)

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6/1/2016

Stellwagen Bank-Jeffreys Ledge Restricted Area

Stellwagen Bank/Jeffreys Ledge Restricted Area (Trap/Pot);
Stellwagen Bank/Jeffreys Ledge Restricted Area (Gillnet)

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6/5/2015

Waters Exempt from Minimum Traps per Trawl Requirement

NH Waters Exempt from Minimum Traps per Trawl Requirement;
MA Waters Exempt from Minimum Traps per Trawl Requirement;
RI Waters Exempt from Minimum Traps per Trawl Requirement;
ME Island Buffers

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6/5/2015

GIS Data for Atlantic Sturgeon

Last updated 11/15/2017

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this protected species.  It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered.

Please note that additional Atlantic Sturgeon Distinct Population Segments are located in the Southeast Region.  Contact the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office for data from North Carolina through Florida at:  http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/maps_gis_data/

Atlantic Sturgeon Critical Habitat River Lengths

Critical Habitat for Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Penobscot River, Kennebec River, Androscoggin River, Piscataqua River, and Merrimack River;
Critical Habitat for New York Bight Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Connecticut River, Housatonic River, Hudson River, and Delaware River;
Critical Habitat for Chesapeake Bay Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Potomac River, Rappahannock River, York River, James River, and Nanticoke River;
Critical Habitat for Carolina Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Roanoke River, Tar-Pamlico River, Neuse River, Cape Fear River, Pee Dee River, Black River, and Santee-Cooper Rivers;
Critical Habitat for South Atlantic Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Edisto River, Combahee-Salkehatchie Rivers, Savannah River, Ogeechee River, Altamaha River, Satilla River, and St. Marys River

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11/15/2017

GIS Data for Habitat-Related Management Measures

Last updated 4/9/2018

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to habitat management.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered.

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Dedicated Habitat Research Area

Stellwagen Dedicated Habitat Research Area;
Georges Bank Dedicated Habitat Research Area

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4/9/2018

Frank R. Lautenberg Deep-Sea Coral Protection Area

Broad Deep-Sea Coral Zone;
Block Canyon;
Ryan and McMaster Canyons;
Emery and Uchupi Canyons;
Jones and Babylon Canyons;
Hudson Canyon;
Mey-Lindenkohl Slope;
Spencer Canyon;
Wilmington Canyon;
North Heyes and South Wilmington Canyons;
South Vries Canyon;
Baltimore Canyons;
Warr and Phoenix Canyon Complex;
Accomac and Leonard Canyons;
Washington Canyon;
Norfolk Canyon

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4/9/2018

Habitat Management Areas

Eastern Maine Habitat Management Area;
Jeffreys Bank Habitat Management Area;
Cashes Ledge Habitat Management Area;
Fippennies ledge Habitat Management Area;
Ammen Rock Habitat Management Area;
Western Gulf of Maine Habitat Management Area;
Western Gulf of Maine Shrimp Exemption Area;
Closed Area II Habitat Closure Area;
Great South Channel Habitat Management Area;
Mobile Bottom-Tending Gear Closure

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4/9/2018

GIS Data for Harbor Porpoise

Last updated 9/15/2014

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Cape Cod South Closure Area

Cape Cod South Closure Area

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9/15/2014

Cashes Ledge Closure Area

Cashes Ledge Closure Area

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9/15/2014

HPTRP Mid-Atlantic Regulated and Exempted Waters

Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan Mid-Atlantic Regulated Waters;
Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan Mid-Atlantic Exempted Waters

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9/15/2014

Massachusetts Bay Management Area

Massachusetts Bay Management Area

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9/15/2014

Mid-Coast Management Area

Mid-Coast Management Area

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9/15/2014

Mudhole North Management Area

Mudhole North Management Area

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9/15/2014

Mudhole South Management Area

Mudhole South Management Area

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9/15/2014

Northeast Closure Area

Northeast Closure Area

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9/15/2014

Offshore Management Area

Offshore Management Area

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9/15/2014

Southern Mid-Atlantic Management Area

Southern Mid-Atlantic Management Area

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9/15/2014

Southern New England Management Area

Southern New England Management Area

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9/15/2014

Stellwagen Bank Management Area

Stellwagen Bank Management Area

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9/15/2014

Waters Off New Jersey Management Area

Waters Off New Jersey Management Area

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9/15/2014

GIS Data for Herring

Last updated 9/15/2014

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Herring Haddock Accountability Measure Areas

Herring GB Haddock Accountability Measure Area;
Herring GOM Haddock Accountability Measure Area

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3/15/2015

Herring Management Areas

Management Area 1A (Inshore Gulf of Maine);
Management Area 1B (Offshore Gulf of Maine);
Management Area 2 (South Coastal Area);
Management Area 3 (Georges Bank)

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3/15/2015

January-February River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

January-February River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
January-February River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2;
January-February River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 3;
January-February River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 4

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5/1/2014

July-August River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

July-August River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
July-August River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2

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5/1/2014

March-April River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

March-April River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
March-April River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2;
March-April River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 3;
March-April River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 4;
March-April River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 5

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5/1/2014

May-June River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

May-June River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
May-June River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2

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5/1/2014

November-December River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

November-December River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
November-December River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2

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5/1/2014

River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Areas

Cape Cod Catch Cap Area;
Georges Bank Catch Cap Area;
Gulf of Maine Catch Cap Area;
Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Catch Cap Area

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3/15/2015

River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Closure Areas

Cape Cod Catch Cap Closure Area;
Georges Bank Catch Cap Closure Area;
Gulf of Maine Catch Cap Closure Area;
Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic Catch Cap Closure Area

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3/15/2015

September-October River Herring Monitoring-Avoidance Areas

September-October River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 1;
September-October River Herring Monitoring/Avoidance Sub-Area 2

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5/1/2014

West of Cutler Set-Aside Area

West of Cutler Set-Aside Area

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5/1/2014

GIS Data for American Lobster

Last updated 5/1/2016

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Exempted Waters for Maine State American Lobster Permits Exempted Waters for Maine State American Lobster Permits (Maine Pocket Waters) Map JPG Map PDF Metadata Shapefile 9/15/2014
Lobster Gear Areas Gulf of Maine Gear Area;
Georges Bank Gear Area;
Southern New England Gear Area;
Mid-Atlantic Gear Area
Map JPG Map PDF Metadata Shapefile 5/1/2016
Lobster Management Areas EEZ Nearshore Management Area 1;
EEZ Nearshore Management Area 2;
Area 2/3 Overlap;
EEZ Offshore Management Area 3;
EEZ Nearshore Management Area 4;
EEZ Nearshore Management Area 5;
Nearshore Management Area 6;
EEZ Nearshore Outer Cape Lobster Management Area
Map JPG Map PDF Metadata Shapefile 5/1/2016
Lobster Restricted Gear Areas Restricted Gear Area I;
Restricted Gear Area II;
Restricted Gear Area III;
Restricted Gear Area IV;
Carl N. Shuster Jr. Horseshoe Crab Reserve
Map JPG Map PDF Metadata Shapefile 9/15/2014

Monkfish Datasets

Last updated 10/01/2016

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Cultivator Shoal Whiting Fishery Exemption Area

Cultivator Shoal Whiting Fishery Exemption Area

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5/1/2014

GOM Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

GOM Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

GOM-GB Dogfish and Monkfish Gillnet Fishery Exemption Area

GOM/GB Dogfish and Monkfish Gillnet Fishery Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

MA Exemption Area

MA Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

Monkfish Canyon Closed Areas

Oceanographer Canyon Closed Area (Monkfish);
Lydonia Canyon Closed Area (Monkfish)

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3/15/2015

Monkfish Fishery Management Areas

Northern Fishery Management Area;
Southern Fishery Management Area

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3/15/2015

Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area

Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

Offshore Fishery Program Area

Offshore Fishery Program Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Exemption Area

SNE Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Little Tunny Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Little Tunny Gillnet Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Monkfish and Skate Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Monkfish and Skate Gillnet Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Monkfish and Skate Trawl Exemption Area

SNE Monkfish and Skate Trawl Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

SNE Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

GIS Data for Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish

Last updated 4/9/2018

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Frank R. Lautenberg Deep-Sea Coral Protection Area

Broad Deep-Sea Coral Zone;
Block Canyon;
Ryan and McMaster Canyons;
Emery and Uchupi Canyons;
Jones and Babylon Canyons;
Hudson Canyon;
Mey-Lindenkohl Slope;
Spencer Canyon;
Wilmington Canyon;
North Heyes and South Wilmington Canyons;
South Vries Canyon;
Baltimore Canyons;
Warr and Phoenix Canyon Complex;
Accomac and Leonard Canyons;
Washington Canyon;
Norfolk Canyon

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4/9/2018

Illex Fishery Mesh Exemption Area

Illex Fishery

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5/1/2014

MSB Bottom Trawling Restricted Areas

Lydonia Canyon;
Oceanographer Canyon

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5/1/2014

GIS Data for Marine National Monuments

Last updated 12/02/2016

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Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument

Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Canyon Unit;
Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument Seamount Unit

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12/2/2016

NE Multispecies Datasets

Last updated 7/20/2018

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

Shapefile name

Regulated Areas included in file

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Atlantic Halibut Accountability Measure Areas

Atlantic Halibut Trawl Gear AM Area;
Atlantic Halibut Gillnet Gear AM Area

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7/20/2018

Atlantic Wolffish Accountability Measure Areas

Atlantic Wolffish Trawl Gear AM Area;
Atlantic Wolffish Fixed Gear AM Area 1;
Atlatnic Wolffish Fixed Gear AM Area 2

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7/20/2018

CA I Hook Gear Haddock SAP Area

CA I Hook Gear Haddock SAP Area

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3/15/2015

Cape Cod Spiny Dogfish Exemption Areas

Eastern Cape Cod Spiny Dogfish Exemption Area;
Western Cape Cod Spiny Dogfish Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

Closed Area II Yellowtail Flounder-Haddock SAP Area

Closed Area II Yellowtail Flounder/Haddock SAP Area

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3/15/2015

Dedicated Habitat Research Area

Stellwagen Dedicated Habitat Research Area;
Georges Bank Dedicated Habitat Research Area

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4/9/2018

Differential DAS Counting Areas

Inshore GB Differential DAS Area;
Inshore GOM Differential DAS Area;
Offshore GB Differential DAS Area;
Offshore GOM Differential DAS Area;
SNE/MA Differential DAS Area

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3/15/2015

Eastern US-Canada Haddock SAP Area

Eastern U.S./Canada Haddock SAP Area

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3/15/2015

Fippennies Ledge Area

Fippennies Ledge Area

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3/15/2015

Frank R. Lautenberg Deep-Sea Coral Protection Areas

Broad Deep-Sea Coral Zone;
Block Canyon;
Ryan and McMaster Canyons;
Emery and Uchupi Canyons;
Jones and Babylon Canyons;
Hudson Canyon;
Mey-Lindenkohl Slope;
Spencer Canyon;
Wilmington Canyon;
North Heyes and South Wilmington Canyons;
South Vries Canyon;
Baltimore Canyons;
Warr and Phoenix Canyon Complex;
Accomac and Leonard Canyons;
Washington Canyon;
Norfolk Canyon

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4/9/2018

Georges Bank Seasonal Closure Area

Georges Bank Seasonal Closure Area

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3/15/2015

GOM Cod Protection Closure Areas

GOM Cod Protection Closure I;
GOM Cod Protection Closure II;
GOM Cod Protection Closure III;
GOM Cod Protection Closure IV;
GOM Cod Protection Closure V

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4/9/2018

GOM Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

GOM Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

GOM Spawning Groundfish Closures

GOM Cod Spawning Protection Area;
Winter Massachusetts Bay Spawning Protection Area;
Spring Massachusetts Bay Spawning Protection Area;
Closed Area I North;
Closed Area II

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4/9/2018

GOM-GB Dogfish and Monkfish Gillnet Fishery Exemption Area

GOM/GB Dogfish and Monkfish Gillnet Fishery Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

GOM-GB Exemption Area

GOM/GB Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

GOM-GB Inshore Restricted Roller Gear Areas

GOM/GB Inshore Restricted Roller Gear Area

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3/15/2015

GOM-GB Regulated Mesh Areas

GB Regulated Mesh Area;
GOM Regulated Mesh Area

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3/15/2015

Great South Channel Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

Great South Channel Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

Groundfish Closure Areas

Cashes Ledge Closure Area;
Western Gulf of Maine Closure Area;
Closed Area II Closure Area

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4/9/2018

Habitat Management Areas

Eastern Maine Habitat Management Area;
Jeffreys Bank Habitat Management Area;
Cashes Ledge Habitat Management Area;
Fippennies ledge Habitat Management Area;
Ammen Rock Habitat Management Area;
Western Gulf of Maine Habitat Management Area;
Western Gulf of Maine Shrimp Exemption Area;
Closed Area II Habitat Closure Area;
Great South Channel Habitat Management Area;
Mobile Bottom-Tending Gear Closure

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4/9/2018

MA Exemption Area

MA Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

MA Regulated Mesh Area

MA Regulated Mesh Area

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3/15/2015

Modified Haddock Stock Areas

Georges Bank Modified Haddock Stock Area;
Gulf of Maine Modified Haddock Stock Area

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3/15/2015

Nantucket Lightship Closed Area Exemption Areas

Nantucket Lightship Closed Area - Western Exemption Area;
Nantucket Lightship Closed Area - Eastern Exemption Area

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5/1/2016

Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area

Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

Nantucket Shoals Mussel and Sea Urchin Dredge Exemption Area

Nantucket Shoals Mussel and Sea Urchin Dredge Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

NE Multispecies Broad Stock Areas

GOM Stock Area 1;
Inshore GB Stock Area 2;
Offshore GB Stock Area 3;
SNE/MA Stock Area 4

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3/15/2015

Redfish Exemption Area and Cod Closure

Redfish Exemption Area;
Redfish Exemption Area Cod Closure

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5/1/2016

Restricted Gear Areas Mults

Restricted Gear Area I;
Restricted Gear Area II;
Restricted Gear Area III;
Restricted Gear Area IV

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4/9/2018

Sector Small-Mesh Fishery Exemption Areas

Sector Small-Mesh Fishery Exemption Area 1;
Sector Small-Mesh Fishery Exemption Area 2

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5/1/2016

Sector Stock Areas

CC/GOM Yellowtail Flounder Stock Area (Sectors);
GB Haddock Stock Area;
GOM Haddock Stock Area;
GOM Winter Flounder Stock Area;
Redfish Stock Area;
SNE/MA Yellowtail Flounder Stock Area (Sectors)

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3/15/2015

SNE Dogfish Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Dogfish Gillnet Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Exemption Area

SNE Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Little Tunny Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Little Tunny Gillnet Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Monkfish and Skate Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Monkfish and Skate Gillnet Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Monkfish and Skate Trawl Exemption Area

SNE Monkfish and Skate Trawl Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Regulated Mesh Area

SNE Regulated Mesh Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

SNE Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Skate Bait Trawl Exemption Area

SNE Skate Bait Trawl Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE-MA Winter Flounder Trawl Gear Accountability Measure Areas

SNE/MA Winter Flounder Trawl Gear AM Area 1;
SNE/MA Winter Flounder Trawl Gear AM Area 2;
SNE/MA Winter Flounder Trawl Gear AM Area 3;
SNE/MA Winter Flounder Trawl Gear AM Area 4

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3/15/2015

Stock Areas

American Plaice Stock Area;
CC/GOM Yellowtail Flounder Stock Area (BDAS);
GB Cod Stock Area;
GB Winter Flounder Stock Area;
GB Yellowtail Flounder Stock Area;
GOM Cod Stock Area;
Pollock Stock Area;
SNE/MA Winter Flounder Stock Area;
SNE/MA Yellowtail Flounder Stock Area (BDAS);
White Hake Stock Area;
Witch Flounder Stock Area

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3/15/2015

Trimester TAC Areas

American Plaice Trimester TAC Area;
CC/GOM Yellowtail Flounder Trimester TAC Area;
GB Cod Trimester TAC Area;
GB Haddock Trimester TAC Area;
GB Winter Flounder Trimester TAC Area;
GB Yellowtail Flounder Trimester TAC Area;
GOM Cod Trimester TAC Area;
GOM Haddock Trimester TAC Area;
GOM Winter Flounder Trimester TAC Area;
Pollock Trimester TAC Area;
Redfish Trimester TAC Area;
SNE/MA Yellowtail Flounder Trimester TAC Area;
White Hake Trimester TAC Area;
Witch Flounder Trimester TAC Area

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3/15/2015

US-Canada Management Areas

Western U.S./Canada Area;
Eastern U.S./Canada Area

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3/15/2015

Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Accountability Measure Areas

Northern Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Small AM Area;
Northern Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Large AM Area;
Southern Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Small AM Area;
Southern Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Large AM Area 1;
Southern Windowpane Flounder and Ocean Pout Large AM Area 2;
Southern Windowpane Flounder Large AM Area 3

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7/20/2018

GIS Data for North Atlantic Right Whale

Last updated 1/26/2016

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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North Atlantic Right Whale Critical Habitat

Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whale Unit 1;
Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whale Unit 2

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1/26/2016

GIS Data for Red Crabs

Last updated 5/1/2014

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Red Crab Management Unit

Red Crab Management Unit

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5/1/2014

GIS Data for Sea Scallops

Last updated 4/19/2018

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Chain Mat-Modified Scallop Dredge Area

Chain Mat-Modified Scallop Dredge Area

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5/1/2015

GOM Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

GOM Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

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Shapefile

3/15/2015

Great South Channel Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

Great South Channel Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

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Shapefile

3/15/2015

MA Exemption Area

MA Exemption Area

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Shapefile

3/15/2015

NGOM Scallop Management Area

Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) Scallop Management Area

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5/1/2014

Scallop DAS Change to DOF Transit with Product On Board Area

Scallop Days-at-Sea (DAS) Change to Declare Out of Fishery (DOF) Transit with Product On Board Area

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5/1/2015

Sea Scallop Accountability Measure Areas

Georges Bank Accountability Measure Area;
Mid-Atlantic Accountability Measure Area

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4/19/2018

Sea Scallop Rotational Areas

Mid-Atlantic Scallop Rotational Area;
Elephant Trunk Scallop Rotational Area;
Hudson Canyon Scallop Rotational Area;
Closed Area I Scallop Rotational Area;
Closed Area II Scallop Rotational Area;
Nantucket Lightship South Scallop Rotational Area;
Nantucket Lightship West Scallop Rotational Area;
Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Rotational Area;
Nantucket Lightship Hatchet Scallop Rotational Area

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4/19/2018

SNE Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

SNE Scallop Dredge Exemption Area

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Metadata

Shapefile

3/15/2015

SNE/MA Windowpane Flounder Gear Restricted Area

SNE/MA Windowpane Flounder AM Gear Restricted Area

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Shapefile

5/1/2015

Turtle Deflector Dredge Area

Turtle Deflector Dredge Area

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Shapefile

5/1/2015

GIS Data for Sea Turtles

Last updated 5/1/2016

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Chain Mat-Modified Scallop Dredge Area

Chain Mat-Modified Scallop Dredge Area

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5/1/2015

Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Area

Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Apr 16 - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Apr 1 - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Mar 16  - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (All Year)

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5/1/2014

Summer Flounder Fishery-Sea Turtle Protection Area

Summer Flounder Fishery - Sea Turtle Protection Area;
Summer Flounder Fishery - Sea Turtle Protection Area Seasonal Exemption

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Shapefile

5/1/2014

Turtle Deflector Dredge Area

Turtle Deflector Dredge Area

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Metadata

Shapefile

5/1/2015

Virginia Pound Net Regulated Areas

Pound Net Regulated Area I;
Pound Net Regulated Area II

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5/1/2016

GIS Data for Endangered Species Act Section 7 Consultations

Last updated 9/19/2018

We are providing this endangered species geodatabase and accompanying “Consultation Areas” to aid Federal action agencies (AAs) in their section 7 consultation responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Using the data layers in the geodatabase, and the critical habitat layers provided below, AAs can better determine whether activities they plan to authorize, fund, or carry out may affect listed species or designated critical habitat under our jurisdiction (NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office).

We are providing the geodatabase as technical assistance; however, it does NOT replace the section 7 consultation process. All users should read the User Guide (included in the geodatabase) prior to using the data. AAs can learn more about consultations under ESA Section 7 here.

Section 7 Consultation Areas

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Contents

Supporting Documentation

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GIS Data

Posted

Section 7 Consultation Areas

Atlantic Large Whales;
Atlantic Salmon;
Atlantic Sturgeon;
Sea Turtles;
Shortnose Sturgeon

User Guide

Atlantic Sturgeon Descriptions

Shortnose Sturgeon Descriptions

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GDB

3/1/2018

 

Critical Habitat

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Atlantic Salmon Critical Habitat

Atlantic Salmon Critical Habitat Gulf of Maine DPS by HUC 10

n/a

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n/a

Shapefile

2009

Atlantic Sturgeon Critical Habitat River Lengths

Critical Habitat for Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Penobscot River, Kennebec River, Androscoggin River, Piscataqua River, and Merrimack River;
Critical Habitat for New York Bight Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Connecticut River, Housatonic River, Hudson River, and Delaware River;
Critical Habitat for Chesapeake Bay Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Potomac River, Rappahannock River, York River, James River, and Nanticoke River;
Critical Habitat for Carolina Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Roanoke River, Tar-Pamlico River, Neuse River, Cape Fear River, Pee Dee River, Black River, and Santee-Cooper Rivers;
Critical Habitat for South Atlantic Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Sturgeon: Edisto River, Combahee-Salkehatchie Rivers, Savannah River, Ogeechee River, Altamaha River, Satilla River, and St. Marys River

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11/15/2017

North Atlantic Right Whale Critical Habitat

Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whale Unit 1;
Critical Habitat for North Atlantic Right Whale Unit 2

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1/26/2016

GIS Data for Skates

Last updated 10/01/2016

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Area

Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Apr 16 - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Apr 1 - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Mar 16  - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (All Year)

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5/1/2014

Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area

Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area

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Shapefile

3/15/2015

Skate Management Unit

Skate Management Unit

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Shapefile

5/1/2014

SNE Dogfish Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Dogfish Gillnet Exemption Area

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Metadata

Shapefile

3/15/2015

SNE Exemption Area

SNE Exemption Area

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Shapefile

3/15/2015

SNE Little Tunny Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Little Tunny Gillnet Exemption Area

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Shapefile

3/15/2015

SNE Monkfish and Skate Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Monkfish and Skate Gillnet Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Monkfish and Skate Trawl Exemption Area

SNE Monkfish and Skate Trawl Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

SNE Skate Bait Trawl Exemption Area

SNE Skate Bait Trawl Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

GIS Data for Small Mesh Multispecies

Last updated 5/1/2016

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Cultivator Shoal Whiting Fishery Exemption Area

Cultivator Shoal Whiting Fishery Exemption Area

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5/1/2014

GOM Grate Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Area

GOM Grate Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Area (Jul 1 - Nov 30)

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5/1/2014

Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Areas

Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Area (Nov 21 - Dec 31);
Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Area (Sept 1 - Nov 20)

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5/1/2014

Red Hake Stock Areas

Red Hake Northern Stock Area;
Red Hake Southern Stock Area

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5/1/2016

Silver Hake Stock Areas

Silver Hake Northern Stock Area;
Silver Hake Southern Stock Area

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5/1/2016

Small Mesh Areas 1 and 2

Small Mesh Area 1;
Small Mesh Area 2

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5/1/2014

GIS Data for Spiny Dogfish

Last updated 10/01/2016

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Cape Cod Spiny Dogfish Exemption Areas

Eastern Cape Cod Spiny Dogfish Exemption Area;
Western Cape Cod Spiny Dogfish Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

Cultivator Shoal Whiting Fishery Exemption Area

Cultivator Shoal Whiting Fishery Exemption Area

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Shapefile

5/1/2014

GOM-GB Dogfish and Monkfish Gillnet Fishery Exemption Area

GOM/GB Dogfish and Monkfish Gillnet Fishery Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

MA Exemption Area

MA Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area

Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area

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3/15/2015

Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Areas

Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Area (Nov 21 - Dec 31);
Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Area (Sept 1 - Nov 20)

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5/1/2014

Small Mesh Areas 1 and 2

Small Mesh Area 1;
Small Mesh Area 2

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5/1/2014

SNE Dogfish Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Dogfish Gillnet Exemption Area

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Shapefile

3/15/2015

SNE Exemption Area

SNE Exemption Area

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Shapefile

3/15/2015

SNE Little Tunny Gillnet Exemption Area

SNE Little Tunny Gillnet Exemption Area

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Shapefile

3/15/2015

GIS Data for Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass

Last updated 07/20/2018

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Regulated Areas included in file

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Date

Delaware Special Management Zone Areas

Delaware Artificial Reef #9;
Delaware Artificial Reef #10;
Delaware Artificial Reef #11;
Delaware Artificial Reef #13

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7/20/2018

Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Area

Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Apr 16 - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Apr 1 - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (Mar 16  - Jan 14);
Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Waters (All Year)

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5/1/2014

Management Units SF-Scup-BSB

Black Sea Bass Management Unit;
Scup Management Unit;
Summer Flounder Management Unit

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5/1/2014

New Jersey Special Management Zone Areas

Sea Girt Reef Site;
Garden State North reef Site;
Garden State South Reef Site;
Little Egg Reef Site;
Atlantic City Reef Site;
Great Egg Reef Site;
Ocean City Reef Site;
Shark River Reef Site;
Barnegat Light Reef Site;
Wildwood Reef Site;
Deepwater Reef Site;
Cape May Reef Site;
Townsend Inlet Reef Site

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7/20/2018

Scup Gear Restricted Areas

Northern Gear Restricted Area 1;
Southern Gear Restricted Area

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Shapefile

11/14/2016

Scup Transfer-at-Sea

Scup Transfer-at-Sea Boundary

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5/1/2014

Summer Flounder Fishery-Sea Turtle Protection Area

Summer Flounder Fishery - Sea Turtle Protection Area;
Summer Flounder Fishery - Sea Turtle Protection Area Seasonal Exemption

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Map PDF

Metadata

Shapefile

5/1/2014

Summer Flounder Small-Mesh Exemption Area

Summer Flounder Small-Mesh Exemption Area

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Metadata

Shapefile

5/1/2014

 

GIS Data for Surfclam/Ocean Quahog

Last updated 8/20/2015

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Environmental Degradation Closures

106 Dumpsite;
Boston Foul Ground;
Georges Bank;
New York Bight;
Open Portion of the Georges Bank Closed Area

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5/1/2014

Maine Mahogany Quahog Zone

Maine Mahogany Quahog Zone

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Shapefile

5/1/2014

GIS Data for Tilefish

Last updated 9/25/2014

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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Tilefish Gear Restricted Areas

Lydonia Canyon Gear Restricted Area;
Norfolk Canyon Gear Restricted Area;
Oceanographer Canyon Gear Restricted Area;
Veatch Canyon Gear Restricted Area

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9/25/2014

Tilefish Management Unit

Tilefish Management Unit

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9/25/2014

GIS Data for Vessel Monitoring System

Last updated 9/25/2014

There may be additional requirements or areas applicable to this managed or protected species.  It is the user's responsibility to ensure that all relevant and applicable regulations and areas are considered. 

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VMS Demarcation Line

VMS Demarcation Line

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9/25/2014

Data History Table

Below is a brief history of our GIS data publications and updates.   If you have any questions about these data updates, or would like to access archived historic data, contact the GARFO GIS Specialist.

Date

Data Tables Updated

9/19/2018

Replaced broken data links for Atlantic Salmon Critical Habitat

7/20/2018

Updated NE Multispecies and Summer Flounder, Scup, Black Sea Bass tables

4/19/2018

Updated Scallop data

4/9/2018

Added Habitat table and updated Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish and NE Multispecies tables to reflect Omnibus Habitat Amendment 2.

3/1/2018

Updated Section 7 (ESA) Consultation Areas data (version 1c).

11/15/2017

Updated Atlantic Sturgeon Critical Habitat to replace Proposed Rule data with Final Rule version.

9/20/2017

Added Section 7 (ESA) Consultation Areas data.

3/23/2017

Updated Scallop data. Scallop Rotational Areas replace Scallop Access Areas and Scallop Rotational Closed Areas.

12/14/2016

Updated Mackerel/Squid/Butterfish to replace Proposed Deep-Sea Coral Protection Areas with the Final Rule version.

12/02/2016

Added Marine National Monuments data.

11/14/2016 Updated SF/Scup/BSB data.
 

10/01/2016

Added Proposed Deep-Sea Coral Protection Areas to Mackerel, Squid, Butterfish.  Updated Monkfish, Skate and Spiny Dogfish (new) tables to reference additional relevant regulated areas.

6/30/2016 Added Proposed Critical Habitat data for 3 Atlantic Sturgeon Distinct Population Segments
 
6/1/2016
 
New data and updates to ALWTRP.
5/1/2016 New data added to NE Multispecies, Scallops, and Small Mesh Multispecies tables.  Data updated in Lobster and Sea Turtle tables.
 
1/26/2016 North Atlantic Right Whale Critical Habitat added. (Proposed Rule boundaries removed.)
 
8/20/2015
 
Expired data removed from Surfclam/Ocean Quahog
 

7/9/2015

New data added to Summer Flounder/Scup/Black Sea Bass

6/5/2015

Data updates for Atlantic Large Whales

5/1/2015

Data updates for NE Multispecies, Sea Scallop, and Sea Turtles

3/20/2015

Initial publication of Proposed Regulated Area data for North Atlantic Right Whale

3/15/2015

Initial publication of Regulated Area data for Monkfish and NE Multispecies

3/15/2015

Data updates for Herring and Skate

9/25/2014

Data updates for Sea Scallop, Tilefish, and VMS

9/15/2014

Initial publication of Regulated Area data for Atlantic Coastal Fisheries, Atlantic Large Whale, Harbor Porpoise, Lobster

5/1/2014

Initial publication of Regulated Area data for Herring, Mackerel/Squid/Butterfish, Red Crab, Sea Scallop, Sea Turtles, Skate, Small Mesh Multispecies, Summer Flounder/Scup/Black Sea Bass, Surfclam/Ocean Quahog, Tilefish, VMS


GARFO GIS Specialist
Dean-Lorenz Szumylo
dean.szumylo@noaa.gov
(978) 282-8479