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2020 Closure of the Mid-Atlantic Access Area to the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota Fishery


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Point of Contact
Shannah Jaburek, Fishery Management Specialist, 978-282-8456


The Mid-Atlantic Access Area is closed to all Limited Access General Category (LAGC) Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) scallop vessels effective 0001 hours on July 19, 2020, and will remain closed for the remainder of the 2020 fishing year.

Regulations require this action once it is projected that 100 percent of the trip allocated to the LAGC IFQ fishery will be harvested.

Effective 0001 hr local time July 19, 2020 through March 31, 2021.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 07/17/2020