Category Archive: Herring

Efforts to manage herring quota create bait crisis;

Maine DMR takes emergency action, explains why If you walked down any dock or into any diner where fishermen gather, you already know that the talk in early July was all about bait.  More specifically the potential lack of it and the impact on bait prices. On July 8, Meredith Mendelson, Maine Dept. of Marine …

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Councils to select prelimary preferred options for monitoring of mackerel, herring fisheries

MONTAUK, NY – At its Apr 12-15 meeting here, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will review new cost analyses for monitoring landings and discards in the Atlantic mackerel fishery under the pending Industry-Funded Monitoring (IFM) Omnibus Amendment, a joint council initative in which NOAA Fisheries (NMFS) has lead development responsibilities. The Mid-Atlantic council is likely …

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NE council: Robust discussion on localized herring depletion; GB/GOM haddock catch cap AM tweaked

PORTSMOUTH, NH – At its Jan. 26-28, 2016 meeting here, the New England Fishery Management Council reviewed a slew of issues from the Atlantic herring committee. Topping the list was approval of a new way to evaluate multiple and conflicting objectives during the development of Amendment 8 (AMD 8) to the Atlantic herring fishery management …

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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 regarding the haddock catch cap that is expected to constrain the herring midwater trawl fleet on Georges Bank by early fall. The council also discussed – in painstaking detail – …

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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 that may place more conditions on the herring fishery in general if approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The framework was developed by the New England Fishery Management …

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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 mechanical failure, safety concerns, or spiny dogfish that clog their pumps.  If slippage occurs for any other reason, vessels would have to terminate the trip and return to port. These …

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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 if the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) approves as adopted by the New England Fishery Management Council. However, in what was viewed as a critical, nip-and-tuck victory by midwater trawlers, …

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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 a chance to discuss how those closures could be improved to better protect ripe and running fish. During its Feb. 4 meeting here, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) …

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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 Management Council on Nov. 20 did not support the use of emergency action to prohibit the fleet from fishing pending 100% observer coverage. Back in September, council member Tom Dempsey …

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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 attention to river herring and shad bycatch in the future. During its late September meeting here, the New England Fishery Management Council adopted area-specific and gear-specific catch caps for a …

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