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Atlantic Herring Fishery: 2019 Management Area 2 Sub-Annual Catch Limit Harvested


Fishing Type
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Point of Contact
Daniel Luers, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 282-8457.


Effective on March 9, 2019, we are closing the directed fishery for Herring Management Area 2, based on a projection that a threshold catch amount for that management area has been reached. Beginning March 9, 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 2 from a vessel issued and holding a valid 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 2 per trip or calendar day from vessels issued and holding a valid 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 2.

Federal Register


Atlantic Herring Management Area 2 Sub-ACL Harvested

Herring catch limited to 2,000 lb per trip/day in Management Area 2 Effective March 9, 2019.
March 06, 2019 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/06/2019