2019 Sub-Annual Catch Limit Management Area Closure Threshold Harvested for Atlantic Herring Management Area 1A

Overview

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Description
Effective on November 27, 2019, we are closing the directed fishery for Herring Management Area 1A, based on a projection that a threshold catch amount for that management area has been reached.
Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
11/27/2019
Point of Contact
Spencer Talmage, Fishery Management Specialist, 978-281-9232

Summary

Effective on November 27, 2019, we are closing the directed fishery for Herring Management Area 1A, based on a projection that a threshold catch amount for that management area has been reached. Beginning November 27, 2019, through December 31, 2019, no person may, or attempt to fish for, possess, transfer, receive, land, or sell more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of Atlantic herring per trip or calendar day in or from Management Area 1A from a vessel issued and holding a valid Federal herring permit. For the duration of this action, federally permitted dealers may not possess or receive, or attempt to possess or receive, more than 2,000 lb (907.2 kg) of herring from Management Area 1A per trip or calendar day from vessels issued and holding a valid Federal herring permit. This action is necessary to comply with the regulations implementing the Atlantic herring Fishery Management Plan and is intended to prevent overharvest of herring in Management Area 1A.

Federal Register

Bulletins

Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Area 1A Sub-ACL Harvested

Herring catch limited to 2,000 lb per trip/day Effective Date: 00:01 local time on November 27, 2019
November 26, 2019 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 11/26/2019