2023 Atlantic Herring Management Area 1A Possession Limit Adjustment
Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan regulations require NOAA Fisheries to implement a 2,000-lb possession limit for herring for Area 1A beginning on the date that catch is projected to reach 92 percent of the sub-annual catch limit (ACL) for that area. We have projected that 92 percent of the Area 1A sub-ACL will be harvested as of November 6, 2023. As a result, we are implementing a 2,000-lb herring possession limit for 1A through the remainder of fishing year 2023.
Effective 00:01 hr local time on November 8, 2023 through 24:00 local time, December 31, 2023, a person may not attempt or do any of the following: Fish for, possess, transfer, purchase, receive, land, or sell more than 2,000 lb of herring per trip or more than once per calendar day in or from Area 1A. Vessels that enter port before 00:01 local time on November 8, 2023 may land and sell more than 2,000 lb of herring from Management Area 1A from that trip, provided that catch is landed in accordance with state management measures.