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Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

Jones Ground. This is an important cod ground though of small size. The western part bears SE, from Bakers Island Light, distant 32 miles. The ground is 10 to 12 miles long, NE. and SW. and 5 miles wide. Depths range from 50 to 100 fathoms. The bottom, which is quite broken, consists of rocks, gravel, and mud. On the northeast parts, where depths vary from 50 to 70 fathoms, the bottom is rocky and rough. This part bears SE. by E. E. from Bakers Island Light, distant 35 miles. (Green Mountain, of Mount Desert, bears NW.)

It is a hake ground in 110 fathoms. The center of the ground furnishes good trawl fishing from May 1 to September. The principal catch Is large cod, but a smaller amount of hake, cusk, and pollock are taken also.