NMFS May Allow Single Lobster Pots in Massachusetts Waters Instead of June 1 Ban
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Patriot Ledger] By Jessica Trufant - January 20, 2015 -
Federal regulators are considering changing new rules on lobster fishing equipment to allow single lobster pots within 3 miles of shore, easing the total ban on such traps scheduled for June 1.
New regulations set by the National Marine Fisheries Service ban the use of lobstering equipment from Feb. 1 to April 30 off the Massachusetts coast.
The rules are part of the NMFS's new Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan.
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