Tag: Herring

2019 Herring Catch Limits Set

On February 7, 2019, NMFS released the 2019 Atlantic Herring Catch Limits.  Despite strident appeals from the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, among others, for a less severe cutback and for a redistribution of the area quotas, the agency determined that a 70% reduction in catch was necessary to keep the fishery healthy and stable.  Furthermore, the… Read more »

MLA letter to Mike Pentony, NMFS

In late December, the MLA drafted a letter to National Marine Fisheries commenting on the herring specifications for 2019 and on the need for another herring assessment. Having received such a dramatic cut in quota, it is important that the allowances in area 1A match the recent catch ratios and also allow Maine fishermen access… Read more »