Five Special Management Areas Proposed around Artificial Reefs off Delaware

The following was released by NOAA Fisheries on June 24:

NOAA Fisheries is now seeking public comment on the following proposed measures to:

  • Establish year-round Special Management Zones for all five Delaware artificial reefs (each area including 500 yard buffer encompasses roughly 2.4 square nautical miles); and
  • Permit only hook-and-line and spear fishing (including the taking by hand) in these areas.

The deadline for public comments is 5 p.m. EST, on August 4, 2014.  Click here to read more about the proposed measures.

Click here to view our webstory on these proposed areas.