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Final Rule for Removal of Prohibitions for Gillnet Gear in Nantucket Lightship and Closed Area I


Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Moira Kelly, Senior Fishery Program Specialist, (978) 281-9218


This action reopens gillnet fishing in the Nantucket Lightship and Closed Area I Closure Areas previously ordered suspended by a Court decision. Gillnet fishing will be allowed in the Nantucket Lightship and Closed Area I Groundfish Closure Areas, as approved in the New England Fishery Management Council’s Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2. This action is necessary to end the suspension of measures from a previously approved and implemented Council action and remove temporary prohibitions that were in place to comply with a Federal court order.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 04/22/2022