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Maggie Mooney-Seus
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September 14, 2011
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Gloucester, MA 01930-2276

New Measures Adopted to Provide Fishing Opportunity to Herring Industry and Maintain Steady Supply of Herring Bait for Lobster Fishery  

Atlantic herring
Related Links

Overview of New Measures for Herring Fishing Industry

Overview of New Requirements for Herring Seafood Dealers
Notification and Reporting Requirements for Herring Vessels
Changes to Haddock Annual Catch Limits for Groundfish Fishermen
Final Rule

Framework 46 and Environmental Assessment

NOAA announced approval of revisions to the Northeast Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (Framework 46) which increases the haddock incidental catch cap for the herring fishery, revises accountability measures to protect haddock once that cap is obtained and revises reporting requirements for herring fishing vessels.

All measures are effective on September 14, 2011, except for the requirement for limited access herring vessels to report all species kept by haddock stock area via their vessel monitoring system catch reports, which will be effective September 28, 2011.

For more information click here or please call the Sustainable Fisheries Division staff at (978) 281-9315. They can answer your questions or direct you to other Northeast Regional Office staff who can.

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