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ASMFC wants 'zero tolerance' herring closures

July 01, 2006

Commercial Fisheries News
July 2006
By Janice Plante

HALLOWELL, ME Maine’s longstanding regulations governing fishing activity during herring spawning closures might be in jeopardy due to a new “zero tolerance” rule adopted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commissionís (ASMFC) Atlantic Herring Section.

Back in January, the section voted to include a “zero tolerance” provision in Amendment 2 to its herring plan that prohibits vessels from fishing for, taking, landing, or possessing herring during a spawning closure.

However, different states have interpreted the meaning of “zero tolerance” in different ways.

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