Regulators consider changes to herring catch limits. Because.

The New England Fisheries Management Council is working on an amendment to the existing rules that is designed to make sure future catch limits are based on “scientific uncertainty” and the status of the herring stock, according to federal documents. The document is up for public comment now and could be approved sometime in the latter half of this year, said Lori Steele, a fishery analyst for the council. Atlantic Herring are not overfished and overfishing is not occurring, according to ASMFC Read the rest here 20:01 ASMFC Herring page

  • Rocky Novello

    PAIR-TRAWLING CATCHES LOTS AND LOTS HERRING . I CONSIDER PAIR-TRAWLING IS MOST DEADLY METHOD OF CATCHING FISH . THESE NETS FISH 60 FTM. BY 60 FTM, ,THAT WAS IN THE 1980S ,TODAY THEY MUST BE 100 FTMS. BY 100 FTMS. ,TALKING ABOUT KILLING FISH ,THIS IS THE WEAPON !!! HERRING AND EVERYTHING IN WATER COLUMN GONE IN ONE SWIPE !! PAIR-TRAWLING IS BANNED IN MOST COUNTRIES, EXCEPT IN THE U.S.
    PAIR-TRAWLING SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO FISH OUR COASTAL WATERS!! GROUND-FISH BOATS PAIR-TRAWLED FOR A LITTLE WHILE BUT WAS STOPPED BY NOAA ,IT WAS TOO EFFICIENT FOR CATCHING GROUND FISH ..

    PAIR-TRAWLING WILL DESTROY OUR WATER AS IT DID IN EUROPE!!