Fig. 3. Chart of Statistical Areas and takes observed from 2000–2005 by the NEFOP in the bottom trawl fishery on the Northeast U.S continental shelf. Areas with no coverage or coverage near zero were excluded. Areas that are inhabited year round by marine mammals but had low mean annual levels of coverage (<2%) were included with the caveat that the probability of observing takes in these areas was low during the time of sampling due to low coverage.