Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Fax (617) 626.1509
November 17, 2010
SEA HERRING CLOSURE IN MANAGEMENT AREA 1A,
2,000 LB. POSSESSION LIMIT IN EFFECT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH.
Consistent with federal and interstate action and 322 CMR 9.00, the Division of Marine Fisheries (MarineFisheries) is limiting landing/possession of Atlantic sea herring to 2,000 lbs. per day for vessels fishing in Management Area 1A effective 0001 hours on November 18th. Ninety-five percent of the Area 1A Total Allowable Catch (TAC) adopted by the New England Fishery Management Council and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is expected to have been caught by this date. This restriction will cease at 0001 hours May 1, 2011, when the Period 1 Area 1A TAC for Atlantic sea herring will become available. This action does not affect the capture and landing of sea herring caught from other management areas.