50 CFR 648.60 - Sea Scallop Rotational Areas.

§ 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 Delmarva Scallop Rotational Area, as defined in paragraph (a)(2) of this section; 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)Delmarva Scallop Rotational Area. The Delmarva 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):

Point Latitude Longitude
DMV1 38°10′ N 74°50′ W.
DMV2 38°10′ N 74°00′ W.
DMV3 37°15′ N 74°00′ W.
DMV4 37°15′ N 74°50′ W.
DMV1 38°10′ N 74°50′ W.

(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):

Point Latitude Longitude
ETAA1 38°30′ N 74°20′ W.
ETAA2 38°30′ N 73°50′ W.
ETAA3 38°40′ N 73°50′ W.
ETAA4 38°40′ N 73°40′ W.
ETAA5 38°50′ N 73°40′ W.
ETAA6 38°50′ N 73°30′ W.
ETAA7 38°10′ N 73°30′ W.
ETAA8 38°10′ N 74°20′ W.
ETAA1 38°30′ N 74°20′ W.

(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):

Point Latitude Longitude
H1 39°30′ N 73°10′ W.
H2 39°30′ N 72°30′ W.
H3 38°30′ N 73°30′ W.
H4 38°50′ N 73°30′ W.
H5 38°50′ N 73°42′ W.
H1 39°30′ N 73°10′ W.

(b)Elephant Trunk Flex Scallop Rotational Area.

(1) The Elephant Trunk Flex 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).

Point Latitude Longitude
ETFA 1 38°50′ N. 74°20′ W.
ETFA 2 38°50′ N. 73°40′ W.
ETFA 3 38°40′ N. 73°40′ W.
ETFA 4 38°40′ N. 73°50′ W.
ETFA 5 38°30′ N. 73°50′ W.
ETFA 6 38°30′ N. 74°20′ W.
ETFA 1 38°50′ N. 74°20′ W.

(2)Season. A vessel issued a scallop permit may not fish for, possess, or land scallops in or from the area known as the Elephant Trunk Flex Scallop Rotational Area, defined in paragraph (b)(1) of this section, during the period of July 1 through September 30 of each year the Elephant Trunk Flex Scallop Rotational Area is open to scallop vessels, unless transiting pursuant to § 648.59(a).

(c)Closed Area I Scallop Rotational Area.

(1) 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), and so that the line connecting points CAIA3 and CAIA4 is the same as the portion of the western boundary line of Closed Area I, defined in § 648.81(a)(1), that lies between points CAIA3 and CAIA4:

Point Latitude Longitude Note
CAIA1 41°26′ N 68°30′ W.
CAIA2 40°58′ N 68°30′ W.
CAIA3 40°54.95′ N 68°53.37′ W ( 1)
CAIA4 41°04′ N 69°01′ W. ( 1)
CAIA1 41°26′ N 68°30′ W.

1 From Point CAIA3 to Point CAIA4 along the western boundary of Closed Area I, defined in § 648.81(a)(1).

(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):

Point Latitude Longitude Note
CAIIA1 41°00′ N 67°20′ W.
CAIIA2 41°00′ N 66°35.8′ W
CAIIA3 41°18.45′ N ( 1) ( 2)
CAIIA4 41°30′ N ( 3) ( 2)
CAIIA5 41°30′ N 67°20′ W.
CAIIA1 41°00′ N 67°20′ W.

1 The 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.

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

3 The 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)Closed Area II Extension Scallop Rotational Area. The Closed Area II Extension 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):

Point Latitude Longitude Note
CAIIE1 40°30′ N 67°20′ W.
CAIIE2 41°00′ N 67°20′ W.
CAIIE3 41°00′ N 66°35.8′ W
CAIIE4 41°18.45′ N ( 1) ( 2)
CAIIE5 40°30′ N ( 3) ( 2)
CAIIE1 40°30′ N 67°20′ W.

1 The 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.

2 From Point CAIIE4 to Point CAIIE5 following the U.S.-Canada Maritime Boundary.

3 The intersection of 40°30′ N. lat. and the U.S.-Canada Maritime Boundary, approximately, 65°44.34′ W. long.

(f)Nantucket Lightship Scallop Rotational Area.

(1) The Nantucket Lightship 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):

Point Latitude Longitude
NLAA1 40°50′ N 69°30′ W.
NLAA2 40°50′ N 69°00′ W.
NLAA3 40°33′ N 69°00′ W
NLAA4 40°33′ N 68°48′ W
NLAA5 40°20′ N 68°48′ W
NLAA6 40°20′ N 69°30′ W.
NLAA1 40°50′ N 69°30′ W.
[ 81 FR 76528, Nov. 3, 2016, as amended at 82 FR 15163, Mar. 27, 2017]

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