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Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Area Map & GIS Data

Map of large mesh gillnet regulations enacted to protect both sea turtles.


To protect both sea turtles  we implemented seasonally adjusted gear restriction by closing portions of the Mid-Atlantic Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) waters to fishing with gillnets with a mesh size larger than 7-inch stretched mesh. 



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

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