Doug Grout: (603) 868-1095
Renee Zobel: (603) 868-1095
March 27, 2019
DURHAM, NH — The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Atlantic Herring Section will hold a meeting on April 3, 2019, at 9:30 a.m., to discuss the allowable “days out” measures for 2019 commercial herring harvesters. The meeting will be held at the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME.
The 2019 Area 1A allowable catch was set at 4,354 metric tons with bimonthly quotas: 16.4% allocated to June, 40.1% allocated to July–August, 34% allocated to September–October, and 9.5% allocated to November–December.
Federally permitted Herring Category A vessels must declare into the Area 1A fishery by April 15, 2019. Small-mesh bottom trawl vessels with a federal Herring Category C or D permit must declare into the Area 1A fishery by June 1, 2019. Declarations may be made by submitting a Sea-Herring Possession Permit application. Applications can be found online at www.fishnh.com/marine/documents/shrimp-processing-sea-herring-possession-app.pdf or by calling (603) 868-1095.
The public is invited to participate. Comments will be taken as time permits. For more information, contact either Kirby Rootes-Murdy, Senior Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 842-0740, or Renee Zobel of N.H. Fish and Game Marine Fisheries Division at (603) 868-1095.
Vessels are prohibited from landing more than 2,000 pounds of Atlantic herring in Area 1A until June 1, 2019.
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. Visit www.asmfc.org 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, NH. Visit www.wildnh.com/marine.