Massachusetts Commercial Trap Gear Fishery Set to Open Monday; Small Vessel Speed Limit Expires
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) stated the state’s trap gear fishery is open and small vessel speed limit restrictions are lifted in all state waters north and east of Cape Cod, effective May 16.
Commercial trap fishermen can now set their gear in waters under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth east and north of Cape Cod up to the New Hampshire border. These waters have been closed to trap gear fishing since February 1. Additionally, mariners operating vessels less...
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