Report Run on: 2024-06-20
Quota Year: 2024 (January 1, 2024 to December 31, 2024)

Area Quota (mt) Cumulative Catch (mt) Percent Quota Caught
1A 5,474 0.0 0.0%
1B 819 68.9 8.4%
2 5,449 51.0 0.9%
3 7,484 3,907.6 52.2%
ACL 19,141 4,027.5 21.0%

The Atlantic herring fishing year 2024 specifications were updated to reflect catch overages/underages in 2022 and became effective on March 4, 2024 (89 FR 15482). 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.

The data used to produce this report are the best available to NOAA Fisheries at the time the report was generated. Data for this report are primarily from data received through various NOAA Fisheries data collection programs, which include data from our partner organizations, such as: Vessel Monitoring Systems; Vessel Trip Reports; Dealer Purchase Reports; and the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program. As part of its data quality assurance/quality control program, NOAA Fisheries routinely audits and corrects data, which may lead to differences between quota monitoring reports.