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Old 05-02-2012, 08:31 AM
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Groundfish Regs 2012

Notice the large CLOSED AREA......
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:57 PM
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The "Closed Area" isn't really closed. You just need an exemption letter to fish in there. The letter basically says that you cannot sell any ground fish commercially during a certain time period. All you have to do is write to NOAA and they will give you a letter of authorization to fish there. It has been someone inappropriately labeled as the "Closed Area" because it is closed to all groundfishing, except "Midwater" trawlers.
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