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Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Area Map & GIS Data

Map of large mesh gillnet regulations enacted to protect sea turtles


To protect sea turtles, we implemented seasonally adjusted gear restrictions by closing portions of the Mid-Atlantic Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) waters to fishing with gillnets with stretched mesh 7 inches or larger. 


Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 11/09/2022

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