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2020 Closure of the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area to the Limited Access General Category Fishery


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


The Northern Gulf of Maine Management Area is closed to all Limited Access General Category (LAGC) scallop vessels effective 0001 hours on May 23, 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 of the LAGC total allowable catch for the Northern Gulf of Maine Scallop Management Area will be harvested.

Effective 0001 hr local time May 23, 2020 through March 31, 2021.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 05/22/2020