Plan Aimed at Preventing Lobster Bait Shortage Up For Debate

WISCASSET, Maine (AP) — Fishing regulators say public hearings will take place on a plan to make the Atlantic herring fishery run more smoothly.

Herring are a key fish on the East Coast because they are important bait for lucrative species, especially lobster. Last year’s lobster season was hindered for several weeks by a herring shortage.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is working on a plan to more evenly distribute the herring quota during the fishing year. Public hearings are planned in several states that are home to herring fisheries.

The hearings will take place in Cape May, New Jersey, on March 27; Wiscasset, Maine, on April 3; Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on April 4; and Gloucester, Massachusetts on April 5.

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