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"Days Out" Meeting Scheduled for April 25

Contact:
Doug Grout: (603) 868-1095
Renee Zobel: (603) 868-1095

April 10, 2018

DURHAM, N.H. -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Herring Section will hold a meeting on April 25, 2018, at 10:15 a.m., to discuss the allowable “days out” measures for 2018 commercial herring harvesters.  The meeting will be held at the Portland Public Library, Room #5, 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME, 04101.  Please note that the library does not open until 10:00 a.m.

 

The 2018 Area 1A allowable catch was set at 31,962 metric tons and seasonal quotas of 72.8% available from June 1 - September 30 and 27.2% available from October 1 - December 30.

 

Federally permitted Herring Category A vessels must declare into the Area 1A fishery by April 15, 2018.  Small-mesh bottom trawl vessels with a federal Herring Category C or D permit must declare into the Area 1A fishery by June 1, 2018.

 

Declarations may be made by submitting a Sea-Herring Possession Permit application.  Applications can be found on the website www.wildnh.com/marine/documents/shrimp-processing-sea-herring-possession-app.pdf or by calling (603) 868-1095.

 

The public is invited to participate. Comments will be taken as time permits.  For more information, contact Megan Ware, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, at mware@asmfc.org or (703) 842-0740 or Doug Grout of N.H. Fish and Game Marine Fisheries Division at (603) 868-1095.

 

Vessels are prohibited from landing more than 2,000 pounds of Atlantic herring in Area 1A until June 1, 2018.

 

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 www.asmfc.org for more information.

 

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 www.wildnh.com/marine.

 

 


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