Closure of Management Area 1A to Directed Fishing

November 09, 2020

Herring catch limited to 2,000 pounds per trip/day. Effective date: 00:01 local time on November 11, 2020.

As of 00:01 local time on November 11, 2020, through December 31, 2020, 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 1A from a vessel issued and holding a valid federal herring permit.  Vessels that have entered port before 00:01 local time on November 11, 2020, 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, more than 2,000 lb of herring per trip or calendar day from Management Area 1A through 24:00 hr local time, December 31, 2020, unless it is from a vessel that enters port before 00:01 local time on November 11, 2020.

 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. 

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on November 12, 2020