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Herring Spawning Regulations for the Eastern Maine Spawning Area are in Effect Starting August 24, 2012 through September 20, 2012

August 21, 2012

The Maine Department of Marine Resources would like to inform herring fishermen and dealers that herring spawning closure regulations which affect the capture of spawning herring in state and federal waters in the Eastern Maine Spawning Area will be in effect August 24 through September 20, 2012.

It shall be unlawful to fish for, take, possess, transfer, or land in any State of Maine port or facility, or to transfer at sea from any Maine registered vessel, any catch of herring harvested from the following described area:

All waters bounded by the following coordinates:
Maine coast   68° 20’ W
43° 48’ N       68° 20’ W
44° 25’ N       67° 03’ W
North along the US/Canada border

Herring taken legally outside the Eastern Maine Spawning Area may be transported through the area only if all fishing gear has been stowed.

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, or call the DMR Boothbay Harbor Laboratory (633-9500).

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