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Raised Footrope Trawl Whiting Fishery Exempted Areas

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 a small-mesh exemption area around Cape Cod designed for the whiting fishery, but some other species can be possessed or landed incidentally as well.