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Framework Adjustment 8 and the 2021-2023 Atlantic Herring Fishery Specifications


Interim final rule reduces the Atlantic herring quotas for 2021-2023 as compared to 2020
Fishing Type
Action Status
Interim Rule


This rule approves and implements the 2021-2023 Atlantic herring fishery specifications and management measures. Framework Adjustment 8 is required to set the specifications for 2021-2023 and adjusts measures in the herring fishery to allow greater opportunity to catch Atlantic mackerel. The specifications and management measures are intended to meet conservation objectives while providing vessels with sustainable levels of access to the fishery.



Atlantic Herring Management Area 3 Possession Limit Adjustment

Herring catch limited to 2,000 lb per trip/day. Effective 17:00 hr local time on February 4, 2022.
February 03, 2022 -

2021 Atlantic Herring Fishery Closure

Herring catch is limited to 2,000 lb per trip/day for all Herring Management Areas. Effective 00:01 local time on November 25, 2021.
November 23, 2021 -

Atlantic Herring Management Area 1A Closure Possession Limit

Herring catch in Area 1A limited to 2,000 lb per trip/day. Effective 00:01 hr local time on November 11, 2021.
November 08, 2021 -

In-Season Adjustment to 2021 Atlantic Herring Specifications

Effective October 29, 2021, through December 31, 2021
October 25, 2021 -

Atlantic Herring Framework 8 Interim Final Rule: 2021-2023 Quotas

This action reduces the Atlantic herring quotas for 2021-2023 as compared to 2020, and modifies in-season management measures to allow the Atlantic herring fleet more access to the Atlantic mackerel fishery.
March 29, 2021 -

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 02/04/2022