Report Run on: 2024-02-22
Quota Year: 2024 (January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024)

Area Quota (mt) Cumulative Catch (mt) Percent Quota Caught
1A 5,516 0.0 0.0%
1B 825 69.0 8.4%
2 5,335 22.5 0.4%
3 7,484 1,595.9 21.3%
ACL 19,189 1,687.4 8.8%

The Atlantic herring fishing year 2024 initial specifications are effective March 23, 2023 (88 FR 17397). The 1A sub-ACL above does not include the fixed gear set aside.

The Atlantic herring fishery is monitored using data provided by herring-permitted vessels (VMS catch reports and VTRs) and Federal/state dealer data. VMS catch reports will be used to verify and determine catch when VTR and/or dealer records are unavailable, but VTR and dealer reports, once received, will determine final catch by area.

Catch reporting requirements are as follows: Limited access herring vessels report catch daily via VMS and all herring-permitted vessels submit VTRs weekly. Failure to submit reports has resulted in vessels being referred to the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement for investigation. For questions regarding Atlantic herring management, please contact the Sustainable Fisheries Division at 978-281-9315. For guidance on the most recent notification and reporting requirements please click here.

These data are the best available to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) when this report was compiled. Data for this report are supplied to NMFS from vessels via the Vessel Monitoring System. Data may be preliminary. Discrepancies with previous reports are due to corrections made to the database.