Conflict Over Herring Quotas Breaks Out Between New England Council and NMFS
Herring fishery reductions have become a point of conflict between the New England Fishery Management Council and NMFS.
In September, the council recommended an extreme reduction in herring catch to 15,065 tons, based on recent stock assessments. The assessments put the overfishing limit at 30,668 tons, and the council recommended an allowable biological catch of 21,266 tons, and reserved 6200 tons for uncertainty in the survey data, as a precaution.
This action was projected to reduce the herring fishery 86%, and was projected to have a strong impact on...
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