Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area Map & GIS

Map depicting Nantucket Shoals Dogfish Fishery Exemption Area in the Greater Atlantic.

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Exempted fisheries allow vessels to fish for specific species without being subject to certain northeast (NE) multispecies regulations, including days-at-sea, provided the bycatch of regulated species is minimal. This is an exemption area off of Cape Cod designed for the spiny dogfish fishery, but some other species can be possessed or landed incidentally as well. 

Last updated on 09/13/2019