Maine Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery – Emergency Regulations Effective February 4, 2009

Closed Areas – Chapter 11.10(H)(1)

It shall be unlawful to fish for or take scallops by any method
within any of the following areas.

Transiting exception:

Any vessel possessing scallops onboard, may transit these closed
areas, only if the vessel has all fishing gear (dredges, drags)
securely stowed. Securely stowed shall mean the main wire shall not
be shackled or connected to the dredges or drags, and the towing
swivel will be at block or on the winch.

(1) Southern Closure:

Western Boundary: The Maine/New Hampshire Border to the 3-mile
limit, as identified on National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration nautical charts, hereafter referred to as the 3-mile
limit.

Eastern Boundary: A line drawn from Wood Island Light 180°
magnetic south to the three-mile limit.

(2) Casco Bay Closure:

Western Boundary: A straight line from Active Light Two Lights
Cape Elizabeth through C “1” East Hue & Cry (43°31.9N Latitude,
70°08.8W Longitude), continuing due south 180° magnetic to the
three mile limit.

Eastern Boundary: Beginning at Newbury Point in Small Point
Harbor, Phippsburg, then proceeding SSW to N”2”, then proceeding
SSE to “2BH”, then proceeding due south 180° magnetic to the 3 mile
limit.

(3) Western Penobscot Closure:

Western Boundary: Beginning at Marshall Point, Port Clyde, due
south 180° magnetic to the three-mile limit.

Eastern Boundary: Tip of the Cape, Cape Rosier, thence SW to the
PB (Penobscot Bay) Buoy, thence southerly to the TB1 whistle
southwest of Junken Ledge, thence southeasterly to Red Nun #10 buoy
at Foster Ledges, thence due south 180° magnetic to the 3-mile
limit.

(4) Mt. Desert Closure:

Western Boundary: Beginning at Bass Harbor Head thence due SE to
the southernmost end of Great Duck Island, then due south 180°
magnetic to the three-mile limit.

Eastern Boundary: Beginning at Schoodic Point thence due south
180° magnetic to the three-mile limit.

(5) Jonesport/Beals Closure:

Western Boundary: Beginning at the following location on Moose
Neck (44°29.82N Lat., 67°43.08W Lon.) thence due south 180°
magnetic to the three-mile limit.

Eastern boundary: Beginning at the most eastern point on Kelly
Point to the most NW Point of Head Harbor Island, thence southerly
to Brim Cove Point located on Steele Harbor Island, thence
continuing south to Moose Peak Light, then due south 180° magnetic
to the three-mile limit.

(6) Eastern Closure:

Western boundary: Beginning at Western Head thence due south
180° magnetic to the three-mile limit.

Eastern boundary: The United States/Canada Border to the 3-mile
limit, as identified on National Oceanographic and Atmospheric
Administration nautical charts, including all of Cobscook Bay.

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