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10 Year Rotational Management Plan - Zone 2

A 10 Year Rotational Management Plan will be implemented for Zone 2 this season. Rotational management promotes increased landings with the same or less amount of effort, resulting in higher economic yield from the fishery. Similar to crop rotation on land, areas of the coast are divided into three rotations (Fig. 2). For the 2012-13 & 2013-14 seasons, areas shaded in BLUE will be closed for rebuilding (X), while areas shaded in YELLOW and PINK will be open (Fig. 2 & 3). The areas in BLUE will then open in the 2014-15 season for harvest while the PINK and YELLOW areas will then close, with harvest will rotating each year. There will be a 70 day season and a 185 lb. daily limit.

10 Year Management Zone 2

Fig. 2

2012-2013 Closures