Closed to All Common Pool and Sector vessels
- GOM Cod Protection Closure I: May 1 through May 31
- GOM Cod Protection Closure II: June 1 through June 30
- GOM Cod Protection Closure III: November 1 through January 31
Closed to Common Pool vessels, except Handgear A vessels
- GOM Cod Protection Closure IV: October 1 through October 31
- GOM Cod Protection Closure V: March 1 through March 31
Each of these areas are closed to Common Pool and/or Sector vessels on a groundfish trip.
Maps and coordinates for each GOM Cod Protection Area are available on the Northeast Multispecies Closed Area Regulations webpage.
Contact Spencer Talmage, Regional Office, (978) 281-9232