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Notice to Atlantic Herring Fishery: Atlantic Sea Herring Management Plan, Area 1A Effort Reduction Provisions, Effective October 1, 2013

A previous notice (dated September 6, 2013) closed the directed 1A Herring Management Area with a reopening of 23:59 September 30, 2013. On September 27 2013, ASMFC Atlantic Herring Section members from the States of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts discussed 2013 Area 1A effort controls on a conference call. On this conference call it was decided that the states would allow three landings days the week of October 1, and four landings days in subsequent weeks.

Landing Restrictions:

Effective October 1, 2013 at 00:01 until further notice, it is unlawful to land Atlantic herring in the State of Maine taken from ASMFC Management Area 1A, except:

Vessels may only land once during any 24 hour period as follows:

  • Vessels may land three times per week between Tuesday 00:01 October 1, 2013 to Thursday 23:59 October 3, 2013.
  • Vessels may land four times per week starting Sunday 18:00 October 6, 2013 to Thursday 18:00 October 10, 2013 and Sunday 18:00 to Thursday 18:00 each week thereafter until the end of the calendar year or until changed by an additional notice.

Exceptions:

  • Any vessel may land herring as an incidental catch caught in ASMFC Management Area 1A in any Maine port, as long as such herring do not comprise more than 2,000 pounds per trip and such herring does not constitute more than 10% of the catch by weight.
  • Fixed gear fisherman (weirs and stop seines) are not subject to this provision.

For more details

map of atlantic herring management areas

This page was updated September 30, 2013.