Southern New England Monkfish and Skate Trawl Exemption Area

Map depicting Southern New England Monkfish and Skate Trawl 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 in Southern New England (SNE) designed for vessels in the monkfish fishery using trawl gear, but some other species can be possessed or landed incidentally as well.

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

Northeast Skate Complex