Southern New England Monkfish and Skate Gillnet Exemption Area

Map depicting Southern New England Monkfish and Skate Gillnet Exemption Area in the Greater Atlantic Region.

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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 (DAS), provided the bycatch of regulated species is minimal. This is an exemption area for vessels in the monkfish fishery using gillnet gear in Southern New England (SNE).

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 10/18/2019