Fishermen barred from taking herring

October 12. 2013 11:46PM

DURHAM - Commercial fishermen are barred from taking Atlantic herring in the coastal waters from Cape Cod to the Maine/Canadian border as of Tuesday, the state Fish and Game Department announced Friday.

The closure, effective 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 15 through midnight on Dec. 31, was ordered because herring harvesters are projected to reach 92 percent of the allowable harvest quota for the period. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission calls for closing the herring fishery when that level is reached, according to Fish and Game.Landing restrictions for Atlantic herring in 2014 will be established later, after a meeting of the ASMFC's Atlantic Herring Section, Fish and Game said. ASMFC coordinates conservation and management of the 15 Atlantic coast states' shared near-shore fishery resources. Fish and Game is the guardian of the state's marine, fish and wildlife resources and habitat.

Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow our RSS feed
Union Leader app for Apple iPad or Android *
Click to download from Apple Apps StoreClick to download from Android Marketplace
* e-Edition subscription required


Example blog post alt Injured hiker rescued during wintry conditions in Thornton
Example blog post alt Mass. man rescued after canoe overturns on Lake Umbagog
Example blog post alt Fish and Game officers help pair lost on Mount Chocorua
Missing boater turns up safe in Grantham
Example blog post alt Fish and Game rescues five hikers from trail on North Kinsman Mountain
Example blog post alt Wandering through history's pumpkin patch