The New England Fishery Management Council has begun work on an action to consider revisions to the Habitat Management Area on the Northern Edge of Georges Bank. The Council prioritized this work in December 2022 when it established 2023 priorities. The alternatives to be developed will potentially allow scallop fishery access to the Northern Edge.

  • Impact of Disturbance on Habitat Recovery in Habitat Management Areas on the Northern Edge of Georges Bank: Ecosystem Perturbation Experiment – Before/After Control Impact (BACI) Study Final Report (coming soon)