Public Hearing Regarding Atlantic Herring Regulations

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Herring Section will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, at 12:45 PM, to discuss the allowable number of ‘days out’ for commercial herring harvesters. The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Old Town, 901 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia. Those of the public who cannot attend the meeting may participate by calling in to 888-394-8197 and entering the code 815277.

The purpose of this call is to review updated 2012 Area 1A catch rates and discuss ‘days out’ for the remainder of the June 1-September 30 season.

The public is invited to participate and public comment will be taken as time permits. For more information, please contact Toni Kerns, Acting ISFMP Director, at t.kerns(at)asmfc.org or (703) 842-0740 or Doug Grout at (603)868-1095.

Vessels may currently land Atlantic herring from Area 1A from Monday through Thursday, and are prohibited from landing more than 2,000 pounds of Atlantic herring on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission coordinates the conservation and management of the 15 Atlantic coast states’ shared near-shore fishery resources — marine, shell and anadromous — for sustainable use. Click here for more information.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s marine, fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. The Department’s Marine Fisheries Division is located in Durham, N.H. Learn more here.

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