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Framework Adjustment 9 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan

Overview

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Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
03/02/2022
Point of Contact
Maria Fenton, Fishery Management Specialist, (978) 281-9196

Summary

This action proposes to approve and implement Framework Adjustment 9 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. This rule would establish a rebuilding plan for herring, adjust accountability measure catch threshold triggers when catch exceeds a herring annual catch limit or management area sub-annual catch limit, and revise existing regulations to clarify area closure and possession limit restrictions and add prohibitions that were inadvertently omitted from the regulations.This action is necessary to respond to updated scientific information and to achieve the goals and objectives of the fishery management plan. The proposed measures are intended to help prevent overfishing, rebuild the overfished herring stock, achieve optimum yield, and ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available.

Federal Register

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 03/01/2022