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Notice to Atlantic Herring Fishery
Atlantic Sea Herring Management Plan
Area 1A Effort Reduction Provisions, Effective July 7, 2014

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (Commission) Atlantic Herring Section members from the States of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts discussed 2014 Area 1A effort controls at a meeting via conference call on July 2, 2014. At this meeting it was decided that states would allow seven landings days per week beginning July 7, 2014 unless changed by a further notice. The States will meet again on July 23, 2014 via conference call to review the rate of catch and discuss further changes as necessary. [This meeting was later canceled.]

Landing Restrictions:

Effective July 7, 2014 at 00:01, it is lawful to land Atlantic herring in the State of Maine taken from ASMFC Management Area 1A all seven days a week unless changed by a further notice.

Exceptions:

  • Any vessel may land herring as an incidental catch caught in ASMFC Management Area 1A in any Maine port, as long as such herring do not comprise more than 2,000 pounds per trip and such herring does not constitute more than 10% of the catch by weight.
  • Fixed gear fishermen (weirs and stop seines) are not subject to this provision.

For more details

map of atlantic herring management areas

This page was updated July 22, 2014.