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Notice to Atlantic Herring Fishery: Atlantic Sea Herring Management Plan Area 1A, Effective August 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM

ASMFC Atlantic Herring Section members from the States of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts discussed 2012 Area 1A effort controls at a meeting in Alexandria, Virginia on August 8, 2012. It was decided that the states would allow seven landings days per week for the rest of the month of August 2012 and all of September 2012 unless changed by an additional notice.

The next days out meeting is scheduled on September 20, 2012 in Warwick, Rhode Island to discuss measures for October 1 to December 30, 2012.

ASMFC memo with details from the meeting, and for the next meeting, here, PDF file, 1 page, 54 kb

Landing Restrictions:

Effective August 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM until October 1, 2012, it is lawful to land Atlantic herring in the State of Maine taken from ASMFC Management Area 1A all seven days a week unless changed by a further notice.


  • Any vessel may land herring as an incidental catch caught in ASMFC Management Area 1A in any Maine port, as long as such herring do not comprise more than 2,000 pounds per trip and such herring does not constitute more than 10% of the catch by weight.
  • Fixed gear fisherman (weirs and stop seines) are not subject to this provision.

For more details, please contact your local Marine Patrol Division Headquarters (Div I 633-9595, Div II 667-3373) or your local marine patrol officer. 

map of atlantic herring management areas

This page was updated August 9, 2012.