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§ 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)

Point N latitude W longitude
MAA1 39°30′ 73°10′
MAA2 39°30′ 72°30′
MAA3 38°30′ 73°30'
MAA4 38°10′ 73°30'
MAA5 38°10′ 74°20′
MAA6 38°50′ 74°20′
MAA7 38°50′ 73°42′
MAA1 39°30′ 73°10′

(b) Closed Area II Scallop Rotational Area -

(1) Closed Area II Scallop Rotational Area boundaries. The Closed Area II 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)(1)

Point N latitude W longitude Note
CAII1 41°11′ 67°20′
CAII2 41°11′ 66°41′
CAII3 41°0′ 66°41′
CAII4 41°0′ (1) (2)
CAII5 40°40′ (3) (2)
CAII6 40°40′ 67°20′
CAII1 41°11′ 67°20′

(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 Scallop Rotational Area, defined in paragraph (b)(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 2021 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 Scallop Rotational Area, defined in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, during the period of November 16 through November 30, unless transiting pursuant to § 648.59(a).

(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)

Point N latitude W longitude
CAIA1 41°30′ 68°30′
CAIA2 40°58′ 68°30′
CAIA3 40°54.95′ 68°53.37′
CAIA4 41°30′ 69°23′
CAIA1 41°30′ 68°30′

(d) Closed Area II-East Scallop Rotational Area. The Closed Area II-East 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)

Point N latitude W longitude Note
CAIIE1 41°30′ 67°20′
CAIIE2 41°30′ (1 ) (2 )
CAIIE3 41°00′ (3 ) (2 )
CAIIE4 41°00′ 66°41′
CAIIE5 41°11′ 66°41′
CAIIE6 41°11′ 67°20′
CAIIE1 41°30′ 67°20′

(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)

Point N latitude W longitude
NLSSD1 40°22′ 69°30′
NLSSD2 40°15′ 69°30′
NLSSD3 40°15′ 69°00′
NLSSD4 40°28′ 69°00′
NLSSD5 40°28′ 69°17′
NLSSD1 40°22′ 69°30′

(f) [Reserved]

(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)

Point N latitude W longitude
NLSN1 40°50′ 69°30′
NLSN2 40°50′ 69°00′
NLSN3 40°28′ 69°00′
NLSN4 40°28′ 69°30′
NLSN1 40°50′ 69°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)

Point N latitude W longitude
NLST1 40°28′ 69°30′
NLST2 40°28′ 69°17′
NLST3 40°22′ 69°30′
NLST1 40°28′ 69°30′

[85 FR 17764, Mar. 31, 2020, as amended at 86 FR 27051, May 19, 2021]