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Atlantic Herring Management Area 3 Possession Limit Adjustment

February 03, 2022

Herring catch limited to 2,000 lb per trip/day. Effective 17:00 hr local time on February 4, 2022.

As of 17:00 hr local time on February 4, 2022, through December 31, 2022, no one may attempt or do any of the following: Fish for, possess, transfer, purchase, receive, land, or sell more than 2,000 lb of herring per trip or more than once per calendar day in or from Area 3.

Vessels that have entered port before 17:00 hr local time on February 4, 2022, may land and sell more than 2,000 lb of herring from Management Area 3 from that trip, provided that catch is landed in accordance with state management measures. While this possession limit is in place, vessels may transit Area 3 with more than 2,000 lb of herring on board, provided that: The herring were caught in an area not subject to a 2,000-lb (907.2-kg) limit, all fishing gear is stowed and not available for immediate use, and the vessel is issued a permit appropriate to the amount of herring on board and the area where the herring was harvested. 

Also effective 17:00 hr local time on February 4, 2022, federally permitted dealers may not attempt or do any of the following: Purchase, receive, possess, have custody or control of, sell, barter, trade, or transfer more than 2,000 lb of herring per trip or calendar day from Area 3, unless it is from a vessel that enters port before 17:00 hr local time on February 4, 2022, and catch is landed in accordance with state management measures.

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Atlantic herring management areas
Figure 1. Atlantic herring management areas

Last updated by Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office on February 04, 2022