Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Area 1A Sub-ACL Harvested

November 26, 2019

Herring catch limited to 2,000 lb per trip/day
Effective Date: 00:01 local time on November 27, 2019

As of 00:01 local time on November 27, 2019, through December 31, 2019, no person may, or attempt to, fish for, possess, transfer, receive, land, or sell more than 2,000 lb of herring per trip or calendar day in or from Management Area 1A from a vessel issued and holding a valid federal herring permit.  Vessels that have entered port before 00:01 local time on November 27, 2019, may land and sell more than 2,000 lb of herring from Management Area 1A from that trip. 

This action prohibits federally permitted dealers from purchasing, possessing, receiving, selling, bartering, trading or transferring, or attempting to purchase, possess, receive, sell, barter, trade, or transfer more than 2,000 lb of herring per trip or calendar day from Management Area 1A through 24:00 hr local time, December 31, 2019, unless it is from a vessel that enters port before 00:01 local time on November 27, 2019.

During this directed fishery closure, vessels may transit through Management Area 1A with more than 2,000 lb of herring on board, provided all herring onboard was caught outside Management Area 1A and all fishing gear is stowed and not available for immediate use. 

As a reminder, vessels may not fish for, possess, transfer, receive, land, or sell herring from Area 1A from January 1, 2020, through May 31, 2020, and federally permitted dealers may not receive any herring from a vessel that harvests fish from Area 1A between January 1, 2020, and May 1, 2020.

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on November 26, 2019