Atlantic Sea Scallop Managed Waters for Fishing Year 2019

Framework 30 allocates effort into three rotational access areas and closes four areas.

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Atlantic Sea Scallop Managed Areas Fishing Year 2019

Access Areas for Fishing Year 2019

Framework 30 allocates effort into three rotational access areas: (Mid-Atlantic Access Area (MAAA), Nantucket Lightship-West Access Area (NLS-W), and Closed Area 1 Access Area (CA1). There are no seasonal closures in any of the available access areas in 2019.

Closed Area 1

Point

Latitude

Longitude
CAIA1 41°30’ N 68°30’ W
CAIA2 40°58’ N 68°30’ W
CAIA3 40°54.95’ N 68°53.37’ W
CAIA4 41°04’ N 69°01’ W
CAIA5 41°30’ N 69°23’ W
CAIA1 41°30’ N 68°30’ W

 

Nantucket Lightship-West

Point Latitude Longitude
NLSW1 40°20’ N 70°00’ W
NLSW2 40°43.44’ N 70°00’ W
NLSW3 40°43.44’ N 69°30’ W
NLSW4 40°20’ N 69°30’ W
NLSW1 40°20’ N 70°00’ W

 

Mid-Atlantic Access Area

Point Latitude  Longitude
MAAA1 39°30’ N 73°10’ W
MAAA2 39°30’ N 72°30’ W
MAAA3 38°30’ N 73°30’ W
MAAA4 38°10’ N 73°30’ W
MAAA5 38°10’ N 74°20’ W
MAAA6 38°50’ N 74°20’ W
MAAA7 38°50’ N 73°42’ W
MAAA1 39°30’ N 73°10’ W

 

Closed Areas for Fishing Year 2019

The following areas are closed for scallop fishing year 2019.

Nantucket Lightship North

Point Latitude Longitude
NLSN1 40°50’ N 69°30’ W
NLSN2 40°50’ N 69°00’ W
NLSN3 40°33’ N 69°00’ W
NLSN4 40°33’ N 69°30’ W
NLSN1 40°50’ N 69°30’ W

 

Nantucket Lightship South

Point Latitude Longitude
NLSS1 40°20’ N 69°30’W
NLSS2 40°33’ N 69°30’W
NLSS3 40°33’ N 69°00’ W
NLSS4 40°20’ N 69°00’ W
NLSS1 40°20’ N 69°30’W

 

Nantucket Lightship Hatchet

Point Latitude Longitude
NLSH1 40° 50’ N 69° 30’ W
NLSH2 40° 43.44’ N 69° 30’ W
NLSH3 40° 43.44’ N 70° 00’ W
NLSH4 40° 20’ N 70° 00’ W
NLSH5 40° 20’ N 70° 20’ W
NLSH6 40° 50’ N 70° 20’ W
NLSH1 40° 50’ N 69° 30’ W

 

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on July 17, 2019