Fig. 1. Western Gulf of Maine Area Closure (WGoMAC): (A) Size and location of the WGoMAC in relation to the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) essential fish habitat (EFH) for juvenile and adult stages. Data on EFH obtained from the NOAA Fisheries, Office of Habitat Conservation. (B) Area Closure (AC) proposals during the development process of the WGoMAC. Jeffrey’s Ledge AC (purple) and Six-month AC (green) were substituted by WGoMAC (red) as the final measure. Numbered squares (30 ft) are statistical units used for reporting landings.