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Southern New England Monkfish Trawl Exemption Area

Exempted fisheries allow vessels to fish for specific species without being subject to certain northeast (NE) multispecies regulations, including days-at-sea (DAS), provided the bycatch of regulated species is minimal. This is an exemption area in Southern New England (SNE) designed for vessels in the monkfish fishery using trawl gear, but some other species can be possessed or landed incidentally as well.