Atlantic Herring Management Plan

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2019 Sub-Annual Catch Limit Management Area Closure Threshold Harvested for Atlantic Herring Management Area 1A

Effective on November 27, 2019, we are closing the directed fishery for Herring Management Area 1A, based on a projection that a threshold catch amount for that management area has been reached. Beginning November 27, 2019, through December 31, 2019
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Effective
11/27/2019

Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustment to the 2019 Specifications

We are increasing the 2019 Atlantic herring annual catch limit and Area 1A sub-annual catch limit by 1,000 mt. This action is required by the herring regulations when, based on data through October 1, the New Brunswick weir fishery lands less
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Effective
10/28/2019

Proposed Rule Implementing Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan

NOAA Fisheries proposes regulations to implement Amendment 8 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan. The New England Fishery Management Council developed Amendment 8 to specify a long-term acceptable biological catch control rule for
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Published
10/09/2019

Atlantic Herring Fishery: 2019 Management Area 2 Sub-Annual Catch Limit Harvested

Effective on March 9, 2019, we are closing the directed fishery for Herring Management Area 2, based on a projection that a threshold catch amount for that management area has been reached. Beginning March 9, 2019, through December 31, 2019, no person
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Effective
03/09/2019

2018 River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Reached for Atlantic Herring Midwater Trawl Vessels in the Cape Cod Catch Cap Area

NOAA Fisheries is reducing the Atlantic herring possession limit for vessels fishing with midwater trawl gear in the Cape Cod Catch Cap Closure Area, based on a projection that the prescribed catch cap for that area has been reached. This action is
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Effective
12/21/2018

Proposed Adjustment to Atlantic Herring Specifications and Sub-Annual Catch Limits for 2019

This action proposes an in-season adjustment to the Atlantic herring specifications and sub-annual catch limits for 2019. These adjustments are necessary to reduce 2018 herring catch limits that would otherwise remain in effect for 2019. This action is
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Published
11/30/2018

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States: Industry-Funded Monitoring

This action proposes regulations to implement the New England Fishery Management Council’s Industry-Funded Monitoring Omnibus Amendment. The New England Council is considering ways to increase monitoring in certain fisheries to assess the amount
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Published
11/07/2018

Atlantic Herring Fishery: 2018 Management Area 1B Directed Fishery Closure

Effective October 24, 2018, NOAA Fisheries is closing the directed herring fishery in management Area 1B, based on a projection that a prescribed trigger for that area has been reached. Federally permitted vessels may not fish for, possess, transfer,
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Effective
10/24/2018

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States: Atlantic Herring Fishery; 2018 River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Reached for Midwater Trawl Vessels in Mid

NMFS is reducing the Atlantic herring possession limit for federally permitted vessels fishing with midwater trawl gear in the Mid-Atlantic/Southern New England Catch Cap Closure Area, based on a projection that the threshold catch for the corresponding
Published
03/15/2018
There are no recently finalized actions associated with this management plan.

Adjustment to Atlantic Herring Specifications and Sub-Annual Catch Limits for 2019

This action implements an in-season adjustment to the Atlantic herring specifications and sub-annual catch limits for 2019. These adjustments are necessary to reduce 2018 herring catch limits that would otherwise remain in effect for 2019. This action is
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Effective
02/08/2019

Adjustment to 2018 Atlantic Herring Management Area Sub-Annual Catch Limits

This interim final rule reduces the sub-annual catch limits for the four Atlantic Herring Management Areas (including Area 1A, 1B, 2, and 3). This action is necessary to address Atlantic herring population decline due to poor recruitment into the
Effective
08/22/2018

Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Herring Fishery; Adjustments to 2018 Management Area Annual Catch Limits

In accordance with the regulations implementing the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan, this action adjusts the 2018 catch limits in the four herring management areas (Areas 1A, 1B, 2, and 3) to account for underages and overages in those areas
Effective
02/15/2018

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on 09/11/2019