Herring spawning issues continue to command industry attention

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Fishermen will receive plenty of advance notice if the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) ever decides to modify spawning area boundary lines in the Gulf of Maine for Atlantic herring.

The commission’s Atlantic Herring Section had considered giving itself the ability to make fairly quick changes to existing boundary lines as part of Addendum V to the interstate herring plan, which was open to public comment through June 22.

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