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2021 Atlantic Herring Fishery Closure

November 23, 2021

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.

As of 00:01 hr local time on November 25, 2021, through December 31, 2021, no one may attempt or do any of the following: Fish for, possess, transfer, purchase, receive, land, or sell more than 2,000 lb of herring per trip or calendar day.

Vessels that have entered port before 00:01 hr local time on November 25, 2021, may land and sell more than 2,000 lb of herring from that trip, provided that catch is landed in accordance with state management measures and the herring were not caught in a Management Area already subject to a 2,000-lb possession limit.

Also effective 00:01 hr local time on November 25, 2021, federally permitted dealers may not attempt or do any of the following: Purchase, receive, possess, have custody or control of, sell, barter, trade, or transfer more than 2,000 lb of herring per trip or calendar day from a vessel, unless it is from a vessel that enters port before 00:01 hr local time on November 25, 2021, catch is landed in accordance with state management measures, and the herring were not caught in a Management Area already subject to a 2,000-lb possession limit.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on November 24, 2021