Atlantic Herring Area 1A Designated Landing Days for Season 2 (Trimester 3)

Notice to Atlantic herring harvesters October 7, 2020:

Please be advised of the following emergency amendments to Chapter 36 Atlantic Herring regulations; links to the full document and the press release by ASMFC regarding Season 2 (Trimester 3) effort measures are below.

In summary, the Eastern Maine Spawning Closure (see chart below) opens at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020. Landing of Atlantic herring is permitted beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 11 for three consecutive landing days through to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2020. The following week, and each week after until further notice, two consecutive landing days have been designated: 6:00 p.m. Sunday through to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. The use of carrier vessels is permitted. 

As was the procedure during Season 1 (Trimester 2), harvesters must send an email hail with their estimated catch, time of landing and port of landing to herring.dmr@maine.gov three hours prior to landing at any Maine port. Electronic reporting, either through FISH ONLINE (Federal permit holders) or LEEDS (State only permit holders) 24 hours after a landing event remains a requirement.

For information regarding the Atlantic Herring fishery from DMR, please contact Melissa Smith via email or phone: (207) 624-6558.

DMR Notice of Emergency Rulemaking - Chapter 36 Atlantic Herring; Season 2 Opens, PDF file 228 KB
ASMFC Press Release, September 18, 2020, PDF file, 3 pages

map of herring management areas