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Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine

Southwest Ground This lies 2 miles SW. from the western head of Isle au Haute. It is circular in form, mile in diameter and has a gravelly bottom with depths varying from 35 to 40 fathoms.

It is a cod ground from April to June and from September to November, inclusive. A few pollock and haddock are taken with the cod. Hake are abundant in summer close to Isle au Haute. Handlines and trawls are used in the fishing. lt is also a good lobster ground.