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Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
02/10/2021
Point of Contact
Carrie Nordeen, Fishery Policy Analyst, (978) 282-9272, Carrie.Nordeen@noaa.gov.

Summary

NOAA Fisheries is implementing Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. The New England Fishery Management Council developed Amendment 8 to specify a long-term acceptable biological catch control rule for Atlantic herring and address localized depletion and user group conflict. This amendment establishes an acceptable biological catch control rule that accounts for herring’s role in the ecosystem and prohibits midwater trawling in inshore federal waters from the U.S./Canada border to the Rhode Island/Connecticut border. Amendment 8 is intended to support sustainable management of the herring resource and help ensure that herring is available to minimize possible detrimental biological impacts on predators of herring and associated socioeconomic impacts on other user groups.

Bulletins

Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan

We are implementing measures recommended by the New England Fishery…
January 08, 2021 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 01/08/2021