Attn Gillnet Fishermen: Gulf of Maine Gillnet Fishery Closure to Protect Harbor Porpoise WILL NOT be implemente​d tomorrow!

nmfs_logoToday NOAA Fisheries NMFS announced revisions to the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan. Amendments include removal of the consequence closure strategy, including the Coastal Gulf of Maine, Eastern Cape Cod, and Cape Cod South Expansion Closure Areas. Therefore the previously triggered Coastal Gulf of Maine Closure Area will NOT go into effect tomorrow (October 1). Maggie Mooney-Seus Communications Officer NOAA Fisheries Department of Commerce 55 Great Republic Drive Gloucester, MA 01930978-281-9175 ( c ) 774-392-4865 [email protected]  17:57

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