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LMA 1 Restricted Area

The LMA1 Restricted Area is offshore Maine in zones C/D/E. This area is closed to lobster/Jonah crab trap/pot persistent (traditional) buoy lines from October 1 to January 31.

Map of the LMA 1 restricted area off the coast of Maine with the sliver in LMA 3 colored in teal

As part of the 2021 modifications to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan, a new restricted area in Lobster Management Area 1 was added. This area prohibits trap/pot fishing that uses persistent (traditional) buoy lines. The regulations state that the LMA 1 Restricted Area is bounded by the following points connected by rhumblines in the order listed.


-69° 36.77’ W 43° 06.00’ N

-68° 21.60’ W 43° 44.00’ N

-68° 17.27’ W 43° 32.68’ N

-69° 32.16’ W 42° 53.52’ N 

-69° 36.77’ W 43° 06.00’ N

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 12/17/2021

North Atlantic Take Reduction