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DMR Home > Species Info > Herring > Fishery Management > New Hampshire-Massachusetts Spawning Area, 2013

Herring Spawning Regulations for the "New Hampshire/Massachusetts Spawning Area" are in Effect September 9 through October 6, 2013

The Maine Department of Marine Resources would like to inform herring fishermen and dealers that herring spawning closure regulations which affect the capture of herring in state and federal waters in the New Hampshire/Massachusetts Spawning Area, which includes waters off southern Maine, will be in effect September 9 through October 6, 2013.

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 Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine coasts, and
43° 30’ N and 70° 00’ W.

Herring taken legally outside the New Hampshire/Massachusetts 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).

map of herring management areas