(this applies to recreational taking as well)
Lobster Area 4 Closed April 30 to May 31
Lobster fishing is prohibited in Lobster Conservation Management Area 4 from April 30 to May 31. During this seasonal closure, federal lobster permit holders may not possess or land lobster taken from Area 4.
If you have a federal lobster permit, you must remove ALL trap gear from Area 4 regardless of the species targeted. Federal trap fishermen may not haul, set, store, abandon, or in any way leave their traps in Area 4 during the seasonal closure.
Lobster fishermen have a one-week grace period from May 24–31 to re-set gear in the closed area. During the grace period, re-set traps may not be hauled and no lobster may be possessed or landed.
Read this bulletin on our website.
Questions? Contact Laura Hansen, Regional Office, at 978-281-9225