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Doug Grout: (603) 868-1095
Renee Zobel: (603) 868-1095
September 24, 2013

Atlantic Herring Days Out Meeting September 27, 2013

DURHAM, N.H. -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Herring Section will hold a conference call on Friday, September 27, 2013, at 9:00 a.m., to discuss the allowable ‘days out’ measures for Area 1A (the near shore waters from Cape Cod to the Maine/Canadian border) for the October 1 through December 31 period.  Members of the public may participate by calling in to 888-394-8197 and entering the code 499811.

The public is invited to participate, and public comment will be taken as time permits.  For more information, please contact Melissa Yuen, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, at myuen@asmfc.org or (703) 842-0740 or Doug Grout at (603) 868-1095.

Vessels are prohibited from landing more than 2,000 pounds of Atlantic herring in Area 1A until June 1, 2013.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission coordinates the conservation and management of the 15 Atlantic coast states' shared near-shore fishery resources -- marine, shell and anadromous -- for sustainable use.  Visit asmfc.org.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's marine, fish and wildlife resources and their habitats.  The Department's Marine Fisheries Division is located in Durham, N.H.  Visit wildnh.com/marine.

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