Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Division of Marine Fisheries
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02114
Fax (617) 626.1509
May 15, 2012
2012 Days Out Schedule for the Management Area 1A Atlantic Sea Herring Directed Fishery
On May 14, 2012 the Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission approved the 2012 Atlantic sea herring Management Area 1A days out schedule as specified on April 17, 2012 by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Sea Herring Section (consisting of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts Commissioners). Pursuant to the authority at 322 CMR 9.05(1), the Director of the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries hereby declares the below days out specification for the 2012 Management Area 1A Atlantic sea herring directed fishery:
The ASMFC’s Atlantic Sea Herring Section will meet on July 2, 2012 and July 25, 2012 to review catch rates and effort in Management Area 1A. Based on their findings, the previously approved days out schedule may be subject to change.
For further information regarding Atlantic sea herring management lease visit the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission website (www.asmfc.org) and our website at (www.mass.gov/marinefisheries).