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

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
12/21/2018
Point of Contact
Daniel Luers, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 282-8457

Summary

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.

Bulletins

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

From 00:01 local time on December 21, 2018, through December 31, 2018, vessels fishing with midwater trawl gear may not fish for, catch, possess, transfer, receive, or land more than 2,000 lb of herring in or from the Cape Cod Catch Cap Closure Area per
December 19, 2018 -

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