Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Fax (617) 626.1509
July 11, 2012
Adjusted Days Out Schedule for the Management Area 1A Atlantic Sea Herring Directed Fishery
On July 3, 2012 the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Sea Herring Section (consisting of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts Commissioners) met to review catch rates in the Management Area 1A Atlantic sea herring fishery and determined that landings were 34% above projected levels. The days out specifications beginning were adjusted. Rather than proceeding to a seven-day a week fishery, the Section chose to maintain the four day per week fishery.
Pursuant to 322 CMR 9.05(2) the Director, with the approval of the Massachusetts Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission, here by declares the following days out schedule for Management Area 1A:
For further information regarding the above days out meeting or more generally about Atlantic sea herring
management, please visit the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission website (www.asmfc.org) and
our website at (www.mass.gov/marinefisheries).