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2018 River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Reached for Atlantic Herring Midwater Trawl Vessels in the Cape Cod Catch Cap Area


Fishing Type
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Point of Contact
Daniel Luers, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 282-8457


NOAA Fisheries is reducing the Atlantic herring possession limit for vessels fishing with midwater trawl gear in the Cape Cod Catch Cap Closure Area, based on a projection that the prescribed catch cap for that area has been reached. This action is necessary to comply with the regulations implementing the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan and is intended to limit the harvest of river herring and shad in the Cape Cod Catch Cap Area.


Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 12/19/2018