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2018 River Herring and Shad Catch Cap Harvested for Atlantic Mackerel Vessels; Mackerel catch limited to 20,000 lb per trip/day

Contact:
Sustainable  Fisheries Division
(978) 281 –9315
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 23, 2018

Effective Date: February 27, 2018

As of 00:01 local time on February 27, 2018, vessels issued Federal Atlantic mackerel permits may not fish for, possess, transfer, receive, land, or sell more than 20,000 lb of mackerel per trip or calendar day through December 31, 2018.  Vessels that have entered port before 00:01 local time on February 27, 2018, may land and sell more than 20,000 lb of mackerel from that trip.
For small entity compliance guides, this bulletin complies with section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement and Fairness Act of 1996.  This notice is authorized by the Regional Administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, Greater Atlantic Region.