Atlantic Herring Area 1A Directed Fishery Closure Effective 6 PM on November 7

The following press release is published here as a courtesy on behalf of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.


NOAA Fisheries and the states of Maine and New Hampshire, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts project the Atlantic herring fishery will catch 92% of the Area 1A sub-ACL by November 7, 2022. The Area 1A directed fishery will close effective 6:00 p.m. on November 7, 2022 and remain closed until further notice. Vessels that have entered port before 6:00 p.m. on November 7, 2022 may land and sell, from that trip, greater than 2,000 pounds of herring from Area 1A.

During a closure, vessels participating in other fisheries may retain and land an incidental catch of herring that does not exceed 2,000 pounds per trip or calendar day. In addition, directed herring vessels traveling through Area 1A must have all fishing gear stowed.

In accordance with the Amendment 3 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Herring, the fixed gear set-aside of 30 metric tons will continue to be available to fixed gear fishermen operating in Area 1A west of Cutler, Maine through December 31, 2022.

Please contact Emilie Franke, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, at 703.842.0716 or for more information.

The announcement can also be found at


Tina Berger
Director of Communications
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
1050 N. Highland Street, Suite 200A-N
Arlington, VA 22201

Sustainable and Cooperative Management of Atlantic Coastal Fisheries