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Reminder: Closed Area 1 North Seasonal Closure for All Vessels Begins February 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 29, 2019

Reminder: On February 1, the Closed Area I (CAI) North seasonal closure goes into effect, through April 15. See below for map and coordinates.

The closure applies to all commercial and recreational vessels except:

  • Vessels that are transiting; 
  • Vessels fishing with exempted gears (spears, rakes, diving gear, cast nets, tongs, harpoons, weirs, dip nets, stop nets, pound nets, pots and traps, purse seines, surfclam/quahog dredge gear, pelagic hook and line, pelagic longlines, or single pelagic gillnets); 
  • Vessels participating in the mid-water trawl exempted fishery; and 
  • Vessels fishing with scallop dredges.

Closed Area I North Coordinates

Point

N lat.

W long.

CIN1

41°30′

69°23′

CIN2

41°30′

68°30′

CIN3

41°26′

68°30′

CIN4

41°04′

69°01′

CIN1

41°30′

69°23′

Questions? Please contact our Sustainable Fisheries Division at 978-281-9315.