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.
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.