NOAA Closes Nantucket Lightship and Closed Area I Closure Areas to Gillnet Gear

In compliance with a recent Federal District Court Order, NOAA Fisheries is implementing a closure of the Nantucket Lightship and Closed Area I Groundfish Closure Areas for gillnet gear only. This rule is effective tomorrow. All gillnetters must remove their gillnet gear from these areas as soon as possible, consistent with safe vessel operations. Background,,, >click to read< 13:59

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