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

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

Zone F Description from Maine DMR Chapter 25.94

Zone F Description

Eastern 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 (43° 38.73’ N, 69° 49.95' W), then following the 3-mile limit to the coordinates 43° 38.87’ N, 69 48.82' W, then South 180° Magnetic to 42° 53.505’ N, 069° 32.180’ W, then proceeding due south 180° magnetic to the Exclusive Economic Zone.

Western Line - A straight line from the active lighthouse at Two Lights Cape Elizabeth to 43° 31.80’ N, 070° 08.56’ W near the C "1" East Hue & Cry buoy; then proceed WSW following the 3-mile limit as identified on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration nautical charts, to 43° 29.275’ N, 070° 11.770’ W (Loran line 13340), then South 180° Magnetic to 42° 13.910’ N, 069° 44.626’ W, thence due South 180° Magnetic to the Exclusive Economic Zone. 

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/22/2022

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