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Closure of the 2022 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, Fishery 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 January 14, 2023.

As of January 14, 2023, 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 714 trips allocated to them in this area.

Effective 0001 hr local time January 14, 2023, through March 31, 2023.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 01/13/2023