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Lobster/Jonah Crab Minimum Traps Per Trawl: Maine Zone E

This map shows the new minimum traps per trawl requirements for Maine Zone E put in place by the 2021 amendments to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.

Maine Zone F lobster traps per trawl minimum map

This map shows the new minimum traps per trawl requirements for Maine Zone E, effective May 1, 2022.

Zone E Description from Maine DMR Chapter 25.94

Zone E Eastern Line - Starting at Pemaquid Lighthouse, thence following a straight line 192º Magnetic to a point at 43 48.1’ N,º 069º 30.0’ W, thence 180º True South to the point where Loran line 13020 intersects 69º 30’ W Longitude (43º 39’ N Latitude, 69º 30’ W Longitude), then South 180° Magnetic to 43° 02.567’ N, 069° 16.429’ W, thence South 180º Magnetic to the Exclusive Economic Zone.

Western Line - Beginning at Newbury Point in Small Point Harbor, Phippsburg, then proceeding SSW to N”2”, then proceeding SSE to “2BH”, then proceeding due south magnetic to the intersection of the 3-mile limit as identified on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Survey nautical chart #13288 (43º 38.73’ N, 69º 49.95' W), then following the 3-mile limit to the coordinates 43 38.87’ N, 69º 48.82' W, then South 180° Magnetic to 42° 53.505’ N, 069° 32.180’ W, then proceeding due south 180º magnetic to the Exclusive Economic Zone. 

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 09/20/2022

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