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Large Mesh Gillnet Restricted Area Map & GIS Data

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

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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. 

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

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