Cultivator Shoal Whiting Fishery Exemption Area Map & GIS

Map depicting Cultivator Shoal Whiting Fishery Exemption Area in the Greater Atlantic.

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Exempted fisheries allow vessels to fish for specific species without being subject to certain northeast (NE) multispecies regulations, including days-at-sea, provided the bycatch of regulated species is minimal. This is a small-mesh exemption area on Georges Bank designed for the whiting fishery, but some other species can be possessed or landed incidentally as well.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 10/18/2019