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NOAA/NMFS: Closed Areas off southern New England to re-open for groundfish​ing for remainder of fishing year 2013

nmfs_logoAs part of its efforts to mitigate some of the challenges facing New England groundfishermen this season, today, NOAA Fisheries announced that some areas that have been closed to fishing since 1994 will re-open. Two sections on the eastern and western side of the Nantucket Lightship Closed Area will open through April 30, 2014, the end of the current fishing year.  Click here to read the NOAA Fisheries Bulletin.  12:54