NAMA to New England Fisheries Management Council: Keep Industrial Herring Vessels Out of Groundfish Closed Areas

niaz policy letters, Publications

To protect and ensure the recovery of the region’s groundfish, NAMA once again calls on fisheries managers to prohibit industrial scale fishing for herring in areas closed to groundfishing. Herring are a critical food of the groundfish and evidence shows industrial herring vessels have bycatch of juvenile groundfish.

Herring closed area letter 1 Apr 9