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Gulf of Maine Grate Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exemption Area

Exempted fisheries allow vessels to fish for specific species without being subject to certain northeast (NE) multispecies regulations, including days-at-sea, provided the bycatch of regulated species is minimal. This is one of the small-mesh exemption areas for the whiting fishery in the Gulf of Maine (GOM).