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Northeast Multispecies Closed Area Regulations

The summaries in the pages below provide a broad overview of restrictions and requirements, and are not a substitute for the regulations. You must read the regulations in conjunction with these pages to fully understand how this fishery is managed.

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An oceanic whitetip shark swims in the middle of the ocean. An oceanic whitetip shark swims near the surface of the water. Photo courtesy of John Carlson.
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