Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustments to 2018 Management Area Annual Catch Limits

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
02/15/2018
Point of Contact
Alyson Pitts, Fishery Management Specialist, 978-281-9352.

Summary

In accordance with the regulations implementing the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan, this action adjusts the 2018 catch limits in the four herring management areas (Areas 1A, 1B, 2, and 3) to account for underages and overages in those areas during 2016. In order to ensure that the carryover of underages do not cause overfishing of the herring resource, management area-specific carryover does not increase the stock-wide annual catch limit. This action is necessary to ensure that NMFS accounts for herring catch consistent with the requirements of the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan.

Bulletins

Atlantic Herring Fishery; 2018 Specifications Adjustment

Effective Date: February 14, 2018
February 14, 2018 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/07/2018