Adjustment to 2018 Atlantic Herring Management Area Sub-Annual Catch Limits

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Interim Rule
Effective
08/22/2018

Summary

This interim final rule reduces the sub-annual catch limits for the four Atlantic Herring Management Areas (including Area 1A, 1B, 2, and 3). This action is necessary to address Atlantic herring population decline due to poor recruitment into the population. The reduction is intended to mitigate herring population declines and lead to more available herring biomass and higher catch limits in 2019 and beyond.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 10/25/2018