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Title 50Chapter VIPart 648Subpart D → §648.60


Title 50: Wildlife and Fisheries
PART 648—FISHERIES OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
Subpart D—Management Measures for the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery


§648.60   Sea Scallop Rotational Areas.

(a) Mid-Atlantic Scallop Rotational Area. (1) The Mid-Atlantic Scallop Rotational Area is comprised of the following scallop access areas: The Elephant Trunk Scallop Rotational Area, as defined in paragraph (a)(3) of this section; and the Hudson Canyon Scallop Rotational Area, as defined in paragraph (a)(4) of this section.

(2) [Reserved]

(3) Elephant Trunk Scallop Rotational Area. The Elephant Trunk Scallop Rotational Area is defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated (copies of a chart depicting this area are available from the Regional Administrator upon request):

PointN latitudeW longitude
ETAA138°5074°20
ETAA238°1074°20
ETAA338°1073°30
ETAA438°5073°30
ETAA138°5074°20

(4) Hudson Canyon Scallop Rotational Area. The Hudson Canyon Scallop Rotational Area is defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated (copies of a chart depicting this area are available from the Regional Administrator upon request):

PointLatitudeLongitude
H139°30 N73°10 W.
H239°30 N72°30 W.
H338°30 N73°30 W.
H438°50 N73°30 W.
H538°50 N73°42 W.
H139°30 N73°10 W.

(b) [Reserved]

(c) Closed Area I Scallop Rotational Area. The Closed Area I Scallop Rotational Area is defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated (copies of a chart depicting this area are available from the Regional Administrator upon request):

PointN latitudeW longitude
CAIA141°3068°30
CAIA240°5868°30
CAIA340°54.9568°53.37
CAIA441°0469°01
CAIA541°3069°23
CAIA141°3068°30

(d) Closed Area II Scallop Rotational Area. (1) The Closed Area II Scallop Rotational Area is defined by straight lines, except where noted, connecting the following points in the order stated (copies of a chart depicting this area are available from the Regional Administrator upon request):

PointLatitudeLongitudeNote
CAIIA141°00 N67°20 W.
CAIIA241°00 N66°35.8 W
CAIIA341°18.45 N(1)(2)
CAIIA441°30 N(3)(2)
CAIIA541°30 N67°20 W.
CAIIA141°00 N67°20 W.

1The intersection of 41°18.45 N. lat. and the U.S.-Canada Maritime Boundary, approximately 41°18.45 N. lat. and 66°24.89 W. long.

2From Point CAIIA3 connected to Point CAIIA4 along the U.S.-Canada Maritime Boundary.

3The intersection of 41°30 N. lat. and the U.S.-Canada Maritime Boundary, approximately 41°30 N. lat., 66°34.73 W. long.

(2) Season. A vessel issued a scallop permit may not fish for, possess, or land scallops in or from the area known as the Closed Area II Sea Scallop Rotational Area, defined in paragraph (d)(1) of this section, during the period of August 15 through November 15 of each year the Closed Area II Access Area is open to scallop vessels, unless transiting pursuant to §648.59(a).

(e) Nantucket Lightship South Scallop Rotational Area. The Nantucket Lightship South Rotational Area is defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated (copies of a chart depicting this area are available from the Regional Administrator upon request):

PointN latitudeW longitude
NLSS140°2069°30
NLSS240°3369°30
NLSS340°3369°00
NLSS440°2069°00
NLSS140°2069°30

(f) Nantucket Lightship West Scallop Rotational Area. The Nantucket Lightship West Scallop Rotational Area is defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated (copies of a chart depicting this area are available from the Regional Administrator upon request):

PointN latitudeW longitude
NLSW140°2070°00
NLSW240°43.4470°00
NLSW340°43.4469°30
NLSW440°2069°30
NLSW540°2070°00

(g) Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Rotational Area. The Nantucket Lightship North Scallop Rotational Area is defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated (copies of a chart depicting this area are available from the Regional Administrator upon request):

PointN latitudeW longitude
NLSN140°5069°30
NLSH240°5069°00
NLSN340°3369°00
NLSN440°3369°30
NLSN140°5069°30

(h) Nantucket Lightship Hatchet Scallop Rotational Area. The Nantucket Lightship Hatchet Scallop Rotational Area is defined by straight lines connecting the following points in the order stated (copies of a chart depicting this area are available from the Regional Administrator upon request):

PointN latitudeW longitude
NLSH140°5069°30
NLSH240°43.4469°30
NLSH340°43.4470°
NLSH440°2070°
NLSH540°2070°20
NLSH640°5070°20
NLSH740°5069°30

[81 FR 76528, Nov. 3, 2016, as amended at 82 FR 15163, Mar. 27, 2017; 83 FR 15263, Apr. 9, 2018; 83 FR 17311, Apr. 19, 2018]

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