FISHERY MANAGEMENT PLANS
Implementing regulations for these fisheries are found at 50 CFR Part 648 Subpart K
The Atlantic herring fishery is managed by the New England Fishery Management Council. The fishery is managed under a limited-access program, and utilizes a stock-wide annual catch limit (ACL), which is split into four area-specific sub-ACLs. When an area-specific sub-ACL is reached, the directed fishery in that area is closed, and only incidental catches of herring area allowed. To view images of this fishery, please click here.
February 13, 2014