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2021 Closure of the Closed Area I Scallop Access Area for the Limited Access General Category Individual Fishing Quota Fleet


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Point of Contact
Louis Forristall, Marine Resource Management Specialist, (978) 281-9321


The Closed Area I Scallop Access Area is closed to limited access general category (LAGC) individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels effective 0001 hours, on September 17, 2021.

As of September 17, 2021, no scallop vessel fishing under LAGC IFQ regulations may fish for, possess, or land scallops in or from the Closed Area I Scallop Access Area. The scallop regulations require that we close this area once we project that the LAGC fleet has used the 856 trips allocated to them in this area.

Effective 0001 hr local time September 17, 2021 through March 31, 2022.

Last updated on 09/15/2021