Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Fax (617) 626.1509
September 4, 2009
Vessels may land sea herring on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays (only one landing per day) until further notice. Vessels would be allowed to fish on Thursdays – Sundays but prohibited from landing fish.
MA, NH and ME will hold a conference call on September 17th to assess catch rates and landings relative to the Area 1A quota to consider whether days per week should be changed.
Vessels participating in other fisheries may retain an incidental catch of herring that does not exceed more than 2,000 lbs of herring per trip.