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Be sure to review these statistical reporting area definitions before starting a trip-level report.

These definitions correspond to the areas outlined in the Statistical Area Map.

Inshore reporting area

 

Area North South East West Notes
1 Territorial sea at MA / NH border Ipswich / Essex town line (from Castle Neck roughly NNE 42o magnetic, 26o true) to territorial sea line Territorial sea line    
2 Ipswich / Essex town line (from Castle Neck roughly NNE (42o magnetic, 26o true) to territorial sea line A line from Gales point, Manchester running roughly SE (135o magnetic) to territorial sea line Territorial sea line    
3 Southern border of Area 2 A line from Red Rock, Lynn running roughly SE (135o magnetic) to territorial sea line (parallel to northern boundary) Territorial sea line    
4 Southern border of Area 3 A line from Strawberry point, Cohasset running roughly E (90o magnetic) to territorial sea line Territorial sea line    
5 Southern border of Area 4 A line running roughly ESE (110o magnetic) from Duxbury Beach through High Pines Ledge to the 120 foot line Territorial sea line to 120 foot line and then proceeding roughly S along 120 foot line    
6 Southern border of Area 5 A 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    
7 Southern border of Area 6 to 120 foot line and continuing ENE along 120 foot line to Long Point, Provincetown Cape coastline from north jetty of Scusset Beach to Long Point, Provincetown Cape coastline from north jetty of Scusset Beach to Long Point, Provincetown Southern border of Area 6 to 120 foot line and continuing ENE along 120 foot line to Long Point, Provincetown  
8 Territorial 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 Truro 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)  
9   41o 20' latitudinal line from intersection with Nantucket Island running E to territorial sea line Territorial sea line from 70o longitudinal line running S to 41o 20' latitudinal line Eastern boundary of area 8 on northern end; 70o longitudinal line running S from Monomoy point, Chatham to intersection with Nantucket Island  
10   A line from Wasque point, Martha's Vineyard running roughly ESE to Muskeget Island, Nantucket and continuing through Tuckernuck and Esther Islands to Nantucket Western boundary of area 9, from Monomoy point, Chatham to Nantucket Island A line from Socconnesset point, Mashpee running roughly S to Cape Pogue, Martha's Vineyard  
11 Southern boundary of area 9   Territorial sea line running from intersection of northern boundary S to 70o longitudinal line 70o longitudinal line from Tom Nevers Head, Nantucket running S to territorial sea line  
12 Bounded 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 Ledge Territorial sea line from eastern to northern boundary Western boundary of area 11    
13 Bounded by the Cape to the north Bounded 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 line Western boundary of area 10 Bounded 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

Area North South East West Notes
15 RI coastline   Western boundary of area 14   NMFS statistical area 539 plus area west of western boundary of area 14 to 71o 10' longitudinal line.
16 Southern boundary of area 12       NMFS statistical area 537 except where area 12 cuts through it
17 Eastern boundary of area 11       NMFS statistical area 526 except where area 11 cuts through it
18       Eastern boundary of area 9 NMFS 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

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