Inshore Reporting Area

Inshore Areas
AreaNorthSouthEastWestNotes
1Territorial sea at MA / NH borderIpswich / Essex town line (from Castle Neck roughly NNE 42o magnetic, 26o true) to territorial sea lineTerritorial sea line  
2Ipswich / Essex town line (from Castle Neck roughly NNE (42o magnetic, 26o true) to territorial sea lineA line from Gales point, Manchester running roughly SE (135o magnetic) to territorial sea lineTerritorial sea line  
3Southern border of Area 2A line from Red Rock, Lynn running roughly SE (135o magnetic) to territorial sea line (parallel to northern boundary)Territorial sea line  
4Southern border of Area 3A line from Strawberry point, Cohasset running roughly E (90o magnetic) to territorial sea lineTerritorial sea line  
5Southern border of Area 4A line running roughly ESE (110o magnetic) from Duxbury Beach through High Pines Ledge to the 120 foot lineTerritorial sea line to 120 foot line and then proceeding roughly S along 120 foot line  
6Southern border of Area 5A line from the north jetty of Scusset Beach at the Cape Cod Canal running roughly NE (55o magnetic) to the 120 foot line, just west of "fishing ledge"120 foot line  
7Southern border of Area 6 to 120 foot line and continuing ENE along 120 foot line to Long Point, ProvincetownCape coastline from north jetty of Scusset Beach to Long Point, ProvincetownCape coastline from north jetty of Scusset Beach to Long Point, ProvincetownSouthern border of Area 6 to 120 foot line and continuing ENE along 120 foot line to Long Point, Provincetown 
8Territorial sea line from 120 foot line at intersection of eastern boundary of area 5 running roughly E to 70o longitudinal line.120 foot line from territorial sea line running to Long Point, Provincetown (eastern boundary of areas 5 & 6 and the northern boundary of area 7)70o longitudinal line from territorial sea line running south to intersection with Cape in Truro120 foot line from territorial sea line running to Long Point, Provincetown (eastern boundary of areas 5 & 6 and the northern boundary of area 7) 
9 41o 20' latitudinal line from intersection with Nantucket Island running E to territorial sea lineTerritorial sea line from 70o longitudinal line running S to 41o 20' latitudinal lineEastern boundary of area 8 on northern end; 70o longitudinal line running S from Monomoy point, Chatham to intersection with Nantucket Isalnd 
10 A line from Wasque point, Martha's Vineyard running roughly ESE to Muskeget Island, Nantucket and continuing through Tuckernuck and Esther Islands to NantucketWestern boundary of area 9, from Monomoy point, Chatham to Nantucket IslandA line from Socconnesset point, Mashpee running roughly S to Cape Pogue, Martha's Vineyard 
11Southern boundary of area 9 Territorial sea line running from intersection of northern boundary S to 70o longitudinal line70o longitudinal line from Tom Nevers Head, Nantucket running S to territorial sea line 
12Bounded by Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard to the north in addition to the southern boundary of area 10 and the 42o 20' line running W from Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard to the territorial sea line approximately at Brown's LedgeTerritorial sea line from eastern to northern boundaryWestern boundary of area 11  
13Bounded by the Cape to the northBounded by Martha's Vineyard to the south in addition to the northern boundary of area 12 running from Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard to the territorial sea lineWestern boundary of area 10Bounded by the Elizabeth Islands with a line connecting those islands in addition to a line running from Cuttyhunk Island through Sow and Pigs Reef roughly SW to the intersection of the territorial sea line and the 42o 20' latitudinal line 
14 Western boundary of area 13 Territorial sea line at MA / RI border to intersection with 42o 20' latitudinal line 

Offshore Reporting Area

Offshore Areas
AreaNorthSouthEastWestNotes
15RI coastline Western boundary of area 14 NMFS statistical area 539 plus area west of western boundary of area 14 to 71o 10' longitudinal line.
16Southern boundary of area 12   NMFS statistical area 537 except where area 12 cuts through it
17Eastern boundary of area 11   NMFS statistical area 526 except where area 11 cuts through it
18   Eastern boundary of area 9NMFS statistical area 521 except where area 9 cuts through it
19   Eastern boundaries of areas 1-5 and northern boundary of area 8 (territorial sea line)NMFS statistical area 514 except where areas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 cut through it
20    NMFS statistical area 513
21    NMFS statistical area 515
22    NMFS statistical area 522
23    NMFS statistical area 525
24    NMFS statistical area 523
25    NMFS statistical area 524