Maine Gov Mills, Senator Collins Request Declaration of Fishery Failure For Atlantic Herring Fishery
Maine Governor Janet T. Mills, along with Senator Susan M. Collins, have sent letters to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to formally request a declaration of fishery failure in the Area 1A Atlantic Herring fishery.
Governor Mills’ letter was sent to Secretary Ross earlier this month, explaining that the Atlantic herring is a “critical and historic fishery” in the state. However, the 2018 benchmark stock assessment for the fishery “highlighted concerning trends.” The fishery has experienced five consecutive years of “extremely low recruitment...
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