NOAA Reduces Catch Limits for Atlantic Herring

Source: NOAA

HYANNIS – NOAA Fisheries has reduced the sub-annual catch limits for Atlantic herring in the four northeast management areas for the rest of 2018.

The New England Fishery Management Council recommended the reduced limits based on an update stock assessment which indicates the fish stock is in decline.

The 2018 limits were reduced from 243 million pounds to 110 million.

The changes could impact the lobster fishing industry as well as herring is the preferred bait for lobster traps.

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