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Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Area 3 Sub-ACL Harvested

March 31, 2021

Herring catch limited to 2,000 lb per trip/day. Effective: 00:01 local time on April 1, 2021

As of 00:01 local time on April 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, no person may 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 3 from a vessel issued and holding a valid Federal herring permit. Vessels that have entered port before 00:01 local time on April 1, 2021, may land and sell more than 2,000 lb of herring from Management Area 3 from that trip. 

Regulations also require that no federally permitted dealer may purchase, possess, have custody or control of, sell, barter, trade or transfer, or attempt to sell, barter, trade, or transfer more than 2,000 lb of herring per vessel per trip or calendar day from Management Area 3 through 24:00 hr local time, December 31, 2021, unless it is from a vessel that enters port before 00:01 local time on April 1, 2021.

During this directed fishery closure, vessels may transit through Management Area 3 with more than 2,000 lb of herring on board, provided all herring onboard was caught outside Management Area 3 and all fishing gear is stowed and not available for immediate use.

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Atlantic Herring Management Areas

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on March 31, 2021