Golden Crab Trap Fishing Zones and Closed Fishery Management Areas Map & GIS Data

Map and GIS data representing golden crab trap controlled access fishing zones and closed areas in the South Atlantic Region.

This is a map of golden crab trap fishing zones and closed areas in the South Atlantic Region.

Map of golden crab trap controlled access fishing zones and closed areas.

The Southeast Region, Sustainable Fisheries Division is responsible for managing commercial and recreational fisheries in the southeastern United States and the U.S. Caribbean under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation & Management Act.

These seasonal/area closure maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data represent areas that include the South Atlantic Region:

Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), PART 622 FISHERIES OF THE CARIBBEAN, GULF OF MEXICO, AND SOUTH ATLANTIC

For the precise legal definition of the fishery management plan and geographic coordinates, please consult Subpart L—Golden Crab Fishery of the South Atlantic Region: 

Section 622.241 South Atlantic golden crab controlled access (b) South Atlantic golden crab fishing zones and

622.246 Area closures (a) Golden crab trap closed areas

THESE MAPS AND DATA ARE FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY.

The CFR should be consulted for the precise legal definition of fishery management areas and geographic coordinates. Esri's ArcGIS software or Google Earth can be used to open GIS shapefiles. Google Earth can also be used to open zipped KML (KMZ) files to view the management areas. Click here to download Google Earth. Metadata (information about the GIS shapefile data) is available in XML or an easy-to-read HTML format, and is included in the zipped shapefile.


For more information or questions about this data please contact the GIS Coordinator at nmfs.ser.gis.coordinator@noaa.gov.

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on 10/18/2019

South Atlantic Fisheries Management Map