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NEFMC Joint Herring Committee & Advisory Panel Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn (Logan Airport)
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm

Review and provide recommendations on a draft white paper considering the addition of river
herring and shad as stocks inthe Atlantic herring fishery.
Review the final report from the herring and mackerel fishery electronic monitoring project, as
well as any associated correspondence.
Consider whether electronic monitoring/portside sampling is an adequate substitute for at-sea
monitoring coverage aboard mid-water trawl vessels, and make recommendations to the Council to
consider as they relate to the Industry-Funded Monitoring Amendment.
Discuss how recent river herring/shad bycatch accountability measures triggered in the mackerel
fishery could impact the 2018 herring fishing season. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management
Council is potentially considering measures to address this issue in the 2019-2021 specifications
Other business may be discussed if necessary
If you would like your written comments to be considered at this meeting, they must be received at the NEFMC office no later than 5 p.m. on March 29, 2018. Please address them to Council Chairman Dr. John Quinn or Executive Director Tom Nies. Email submissions should be sent to
For information about meeting materials and detailed agenda, please consult the Council’s website at

Lobster Advisory Council Meeting -New Date! @ DMR - Marquardt Bldg Room 118
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This meeting has been postponed due to the  incoming Nor’easter.  The meeting was originally scheduled for Thursday March 8th.

Meeting materials will be emailed as the meeting date gets closer..

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Cotnoir at or 207-624-6596.

MLA Board of Directors Meeting @ Nautilus Restaurant
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

**Please note our new location! Nautilus Restaurant at 3 Main St, Belfast. **

The monthly meeting of the the MLA Board of Directors. For more information or to attend,  call 967-4555.

Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative Board Meeting @ The Island Institute
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MLMC logoFor more information, call 207-541-9310 or email