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Northeast Trap/Pot Guide for Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan

Guide to Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan regulations for Northeast trap/pot fishermen. Updated March 2022.
March 04, 2022 -

Emergency Closure for Lobster and Jonah Crab Trap/Pot Fishery: Area Between Massachusetts Restricted Area and Massachusetts Restricted Area North for

NOAA Fisheries is implementing an emergency action to prohibit trap/pot fishery buoy lines between federal and state waters within the Massachusetts Restricted Area during the month of April to reduce the incidental mortality and serious injury to North…
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07/04/2022

Planning for Future Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Modifications

Phase 2 of the current modifications for the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan is underway.

Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Guides for Gillnet Fishermen

Compliance guides for Atlantic coast gillnet fishermen to reduce the risk of entanglements to large whales.

Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan Guides for Trap/Pot Fishermen

Compliance guides for Atlantic coast trap/pot fishermen to reduce the risk of entanglements to large whales

Reminder for Northeast Lobster Fishermen: LMA 1 Restricted Area Now in Effect

The LMA 1 Restricted Area is in effect through January 31, 2021.
December 01, 2021 -

Northeast Lobster Fishermen: LMA 1 Restricted Area Now in Effect

Fishermen must remove all trap/pot gear from this area, and may not set new gear in this area as of November 17, 2021.
November 17, 2021 -

Weak Insert and Weak Line Requirements for Northeast Lobster/Jonah Crab Trap/Pot Fisheries

The 2021 amendments to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan include changes to the requirements for weak inserts and weak line and to into effect May 1, 2022 for Northeast lobster and Jonah crab trap/pot fisheries.

Minimum Traps/Trawl for Northeast Lobster/Jonah Crab Trap/Pot Fisheries

With the 2021 amendments to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan, the minimum number of traps/trawl has changed in some areas.

Gear Marking for Northeast Lobster/Jonah Crab Trap Pots

Changes to gear marking requirements for both state and federal waters for Northeast lobster and Jonah crab trap/pot gear are required in the 2021 modifications to the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.