Category Archive: Herring

Herring industry struggles with haddock cap; Area 1B concerns

PORTLAND, ME – Prompted by a request from industry, the New England Fishery Management Council in mid-June considered but rejected a motion seeking emergency action … Read the rest

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Herring FW 4 calls for third-party catch verification; empty fish holds

MYSTIC, CT – In addition to the 15-nautical-mile move-along measure for slippage events, Framework Adjustment 4 to the federal herring plan contains two other provisions … Read the rest

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New England council adopts 15-nm move-along for herring midwater trawl ‘slippage’

MYSTIC, CT – Category A and B herring vessels may be required to move 15 nautical miles (nm) after experiencing a “slippage” event related to … Read the rest

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FW 4 to allow operational discards on herring midwater boats in open areas

MYSTIC, CT – Atlantic herring fishermen who hold Category A and B permits may be forced to work under an additional layer of “slippage” restrictions … Read the rest

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ASMFC to address Area 1A spawning provisions in herring amendment

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ALEXANDRIA, VA – Gulf of Maine herring fishermen who have been frustrated in recent years by problematic spawning closures in Area 1A soon will have … Read the rest

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100-percent coverage on herring midwater boats desired by all – cost the problem

NEWPORT, RI – While pledging to revisit a number of issues related to catch monitoring on Atlantic herring midwater trawl vessels, the New England Fishery Read the rest

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New England council adopts river herring catch caps

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HYANNIS, MA – Fishermen who use midwater trawls or bottom trawls and land more than 6,600 pounds of Atlantic herring will need to pay extra … Read the rest

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ASMFC approves herring 10percent rollover, seasonal quota splits, closure triggers

ALEXANDRIA, VA – With no dissent and very little discussion, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Herring Section voted on Aug. 6 to … Read the rest

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Wind farm advice: Accept, engage, negotiate

As part of a mitigation package, energy developers agreed to install fast-flow pumps at the Thanet Fishermen’s Association’s fuel co-op dock and then purchase fuel from the co-op for its service vessels. (Lorelei Stevens photo)

LONDON, ENGLAND – Over the last few years, European fishermen have been forced to grapple with the sudden reality of wind farm construction on their Read the rest

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