Tagged catch caps

Proposed rule a certain mistake for river herring and shad

The proposed 2016-2018 management measures for the Atlantic herring fishery set catch limits for Atlantic herring and adjust limits, or “catch caps,” on the amount of allowable river herring and shad bycatch by the herring fleet. The Magnuson-Stevens Act, as well as the Atlantic herring fishery management plan, are clear in their requirements and goals on the need to minimize bycatch to the extent practicable; however, NOAA Fisheries preliminarily supports the NEFMC’s recommendation to increase the river herring and shad catch caps. This is a clear inconsistency with the law and management goals. … More Info »

Fish Talk in the News – Tuesday, June 21

In this edition of Fish Talk in the News, NMFS announces proposed 2016-2018 Atlantic herring management measures; New England awaits the summer price drop for live lobsters; a Maine captain is accused of hiding $6,000 of scallops; elected officials send letters to the EU regarding the proposed lobster ban; Rep. Keating will file legislation to end a boundary dispute; and the Northeast Regional Ocean Plan expands the fisherman’s voice. … More Info »