TRAP GEAR CLOSURE IN CAPE COD BAY EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 15TH

The Division of Marine Fisheries has enacted an emergency regulation to extend the Large Whale Trap Gear Closure for a portion of Cape Cod Bay through May 15th. Affected lobstermen may begin to set their gear on Wednesday May 16th. The duration of this closure extension may be shortened or further prolonged based on the results of continuing aerial surveys.  This extended closure only applies within those waters of Cape Cod Bay south of 42° 08’ north latitude and those waters north of Cape Cod west of 70° 10’ west longitude (map). >click to read<16:06

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