Eastern Maine Atlantic Herring Spawning Closure in Effect Starting August 28, 2018 through September 24, 2018

The Maine Department of Marine Resources would like to inform the Atlantic herring industry that herring spawning closure regulations which affect the capture of spawning herring in state and federal waters in the Eastern Maine Spawning Area will be in effect August 28 through September 24, 2018.

It shall be unlawful to fish for, take, possess, transfer, or land in any State of Maine port or facility, or to transfer at sea from any Maine registered vessel, any catch of herring harvested from the following described area:

All waters bounded by the following coordinates:

Maine coast, 68°20'W

43°48'N, 68°20'W

44°25'N, 67°03'W

North along the US/Canadian border

Herring taken legally outside the Eastern Maine Spawning Area may be transported through the area only if all of its fishing gear has been stowed.

For details regarding these coordinates, please contact your local Marine Patrol Division Headquarters (Div I 207-633-9595, Div II 207-667-3373).

For more information visit the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's website