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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. The Mid-Atlantic 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):

Table 1 to Paragraph (a)

PointN latitudeW longitude
MAA139°3073°10
MAA239°3072°30
MAA338°3073°30'
MAA438°1073°30'
MAA538°1074°20
MAA638°5074°20
MAA738°5073°42
MAA139°3073°10

(b) Closed Area II—Southwest and Extension Scallop Rotational Area. The Closed Area II-Southwest and Extension 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):

Table 2 to Paragraph (b)

PointN latitudeW longitudeNote
CAIISWE141°1167°20
CAIISWE241°1166°41
CAIISWE341°066°41
CAIISWE441°0(1)(2)
CAIISWE540°40(3)(2)
CAIISWE640°4067°20
CAIISWE141°1167°20

1The intersection of 41°0 N lat. and the U.S.-Canada Maritime Boundary, approximately 41°0 N lat. and 66°09.33 W long.

2From Point CAIISWE 4 connected to Point CAIISWE5 along the U.S.-Canada Maritime Boundary.

3The intersection of 40°40 N lat. and the U.S.-Canada Maritime Boundary, approximately 40°40 N lat. and 65°52.61 W long.

(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):

Table 3 to Paragraph (c)

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) Closed Area II Scallop Rotational boundaries. 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):

Table 4 to Paragraph (d)(1)

PointN latitudeW longitudeNote
CAIIA141°3067°20
CAIIA241°1167°20
CAIIA341°1166°41
CAIIA441°0066°41
CAIIA541°00(1)(2)
CAIIA641°30(3)(2)
CAIIA141°3067°20

1The intersection of 41°00 N lat. and the U.S.-Canada Maritime Boundary, approximately 41°00 N lat. and 66°09.33 W long.

2From Point CAIIA5 connected to Point CAIIA6 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. (i) 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).

(ii) For the 2020 scallop fishing year, 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 November 16 through November 30, unless transiting pursuant to §648.59(a).

(e) Nantucket Lightship-South-Deep Scallop Rotational Area. The Nantucket Lightship South-Deep 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):

Table 5 to Paragraph (e)

PointN latitudeW longitude
NLSSD140°2269°30
NLSSD240°1569°30
NLSSD340°1569°00
NLSSD440°2869°00
NLSSD540°2869°17
NLSSD140°2269°30

(f) Nantucket Lightship West Scallop Rotational Area. From April 1, 2020 through May 30, 2020, 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):

Table 6 to Paragraph (f)

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

Table 7 to Paragraph (g)

PointN latitudeW longitude
NLSN140°5069°30
NLSN240°5069°00
NLSN340°2869°00
NLSN440°2869°30
NLSN140°5069°30

(h) Nantucket Lightship-Triangle Scallop Rotational Area. The Nantucket Lightship Triangle 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):

Table 8 to Paragraph (h)

PointN latitudeW longitude
NLST140°2869°30
NLST240°2869°17
NLST340°2269°30
NLST140°2869°30

(i) 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):

Table 9 to Paragraph (i)

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

[85 FR 17764, Mar. 31, 2020]

Effective Date Note: At 85 FR 33030, June 1, 2020, §648.60 was amended by suspending paragraph (f) and adding paragraph (i), effective June 1, 2020 through Nov. 28, 2020.

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