1994Five thousand miles of Georges Bank were closed to fishing and only three fish processing plants were left in Gloucester.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

On December 7, 1994, the Department of Commerce closed 9600 square kilometers of fishing grounds on Georges Bank. The ban was extended indefinitely in April 1995.

1900€™s | The Gloucester Adventure. https://schooner-adventure.org/history/gloucester-fishing-industry/1900s/. “Georges Bank Closes, Ending an Era.” Christian Science Monitor, https://www.csmonitor.com/1994/1212/12014.html.
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