Atlantic Sea Scallop Managed Waters Fishing Year 2023
This dataset depicts the boundaries of Atlantic Sea Scallop Managed Waters for Fishing Year 2023.
This dataset depicts the boundaries of the Atlantic Sea Scallop Managed Waters Fishing Year 2023 in ESRI shapefile format for the NOAA Fisheries 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:
Area II Scallop Rotational Area
Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Rotational Area
Area I Scallop Rotational Area
New York Bight Scallop Rotational Area
Nantucket Lightship West Scallop Rotational Area
Elephant Trunk Scallop Rotational 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.