Unsupported Browser Detected

Internet Explorer lacks support for the features of this website. For the best experience, please use a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

Nantucket Shoals Dogfish 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 an exemption area off of Cape Cod designed for the spiny dogfish fishery, but some other species can be possessed or landed incidentally as well.