Northeast Fishery Bulletin Northeast Sink Gillnet Fisheries Reminder. Coastal Gulf of Maine Closure Area,Effective Date: February 1, 2013

The Coastal Gulf of Maine Closure Area is in effect beginning February 1 and ending March 31. The two-year average bycatch rate in the Southern New England Management Area has not exceeded the target rate. Therefore, the Eastern Cape Cod and Cape Cod South Expansion Consequence Closure Areas will not be closed at this time. We will continue to monitor bycatch rates in these areas. Read more