Massachusetts Restricted Area with State Waters Expansion
This dataset depicts the boundaries of the Massachusetts Restricted Area in effect annually from February 1 to April 30 in ESRI shapefile format for the NOAA Fisheries Service’s Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO).
The Massachusetts Restricted Area and Massachusetts Restricted Area North is in effect annually from February 1 to April 30 for Northeast lobster and Jonah crab trap/pot gear.
This shapefile includes boundaries for the following Regulated Areas:
- Massachusetts Restricted Area
Because GIS projection and topology functions can change or generalize coordinates, these GIS files are considered to be approximate representations and are NOT an OFFICIAL record for the exact regulated area boundaries. For information on the official legal definition refer to the Use Constraints metadata section.