Unsupported Browser Detected

Internet Explorer lacks support for the features of this website. For the best experience, please use a modern browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge.

2019 River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Reached for the Directed Atlantic Mackerel Commercial Fishery


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Temporary Rule


We are reducing the Atlantic mackerel possession limit for federal limited access Atlantic mackerel permitted vessels based on a projection that the 2019 river herring and shad catch cap for that fishery has been reached.

This action is necessary to comply with the regulations implementing the Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fishery Management Plan and is intended to limit the harvest of river herring and shad in the Greater Atlantic Region.

DATES: Effective 00:01 hr local time, March 12, 2019, through December 31, 2019.


River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Harvested for Atlantic Mackerel Vessels

Mackerel catch limited to 20,000 lb per trip/day.
March 08, 2019 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/08/2019