Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Fax (617) 626.1509
September 26, 2008
SEA HERRING DAYS-OUT IN MANAGEMENT AREA 1A
DURING SEPTEMBER - NOVEMBER
At a September 24th meeting of the Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine delegations of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Herring Section, the following measures were agreed upon for the sea herring fishery in Management Area 1A (see map below):
These actions retain the current Thursday through Sunday no-fishing days while adding additional days-out. Fishermen are also reminded of the default spawning closure that went into effect on September 21st. Landing and possession of sea herring caught from the MA/NH Spawning Area will remain unlawful through October 18th.
For further information please visit our website at www.mass.gov/marinefisheries.