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NOAA Fisheries Announces Lobster Trap Transfer Application Workshop

July 11, 2016

We are continuing the Lobster Trap Transfer Program that we began last year, which allows permit holders the flexibility to buy and sell trap allocation for Lobster Conservation Management Areas 2, 3, and the Outer Cape. 

We will accept trap transfer applications starting August 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016. Transfers will be effective May 1, 2017. 

We are hosting two public workshops for all interested parties to learn the process of submitting a trap transfer application. 

Who are the workshops for?

Lobster permit holders, permit brokers, state agencies, industry representatives, and interested members of the public

When and where?

Wednesday July 20, 10am-12noon
NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Office 
55 Great Republic Drive 
Gloucester, MA 0193

Thursday, July 21, 6-8pm
Fairfield Inn & Suites 
185 MacArthur Drive 
New Bedford, MA 02740

To find out more, including how to access the workshops online and remotely, please read our bulletin (pdf).

Questions? Contact the Sustainable Fisheries Division (978-281-9315) or our permit office (978-282-8483).