Atlantic Sea Scallop Managed Waters Fishing Year 2020
This dataset depicts the boundaries of Atlantic Sea Scallop Managed Waters for Fishing Year 2020 under Framework 32.
This dataset depicts the boundaries of the Atlantic Sea Scallop Managed Waters Fishing Year 2020 in ESRI shapefile format for the NOAA Fisheries Service’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO). These areas are part of the scallop access area rotational program - when the area is open, vessels are allocated a specific number of trips in a given fishing year into the area. This shapefile includes boundaries for the following Regulated Areas:
Closed Area I Scallop Rotational Area
Mid-Atlantic Scallop Rotational Area
Nantucket Lightship-North Scallop Access Area
Nantucket Lightship-South-Deep Scallop Access Area
Closed Area II Scallop Access Area
Closed Area II—Southwest and Extension Scallop Closed Area
Nantucket Lightship-Triangle Scallop Closed Area
Stellwagen Bank Scallop Closed Area
Nantucket Lightship West area (This area will remain an access area through August 31 and then will become a closed area)
Because GIS projection and topology functions can change or generalize coordinates, these GIS files are considered to be approximate representations and are NOT an OFFICIAL record for the exact regulated area boundaries. For information on the official legal definition refer to the Use Constraints metadata section.