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Haddock Incidental Catch Allowance for the 2005 Atlantic Herring Fishery

NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries Service) today issued emergency regulations to establish an incidental haddock catch allowance for the 2005 Atlantic herring fishery. The intent of these provisions is to allow the herring fleet to continue its normal fishing operations for the 2005 fishing year, despite the presence of two large year classes of haddock, without providing an incentive for the industry to target haddock, and without causing harm to the GB haddock resource. The proposed measures would reflect the intention of maintaining a haddock possession tolerance as close to zero as practicable, while allowing the herring industry to operate. 


Last Updated: June 13, 2005

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