Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan

Letter urging the New England Council to approve Framework 4, including provisions for accurate and verified catch weighing and effective accountability on the dumping of catch at sea.
April 17, 2014
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Letter requesting the New England Council's Herring Committee to support a strong set of catch weighing and dumping accountability measures in Framework 4.
March 31, 2014
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Letter urging the New England Council's Herring Committee to establish a river herring/shad catch cap in the Atlantic herring fishery that is based on the best availble science and consistent with the goal to reduce catch of these species.
September 16, 2013
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Letter urging NMFS and the New England Council to work together to find solutions to the catch monitoring and accountability measures that were disapproved in Amendment 5.
September 16, 2013
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Letter urging NMFS to approve and implement Amendment 5, including critical monitoring and bycatch reduction reforms to industrial herring fishing.
June 21, 2013
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Letter providing recommendations for developing and implementing river herring and shad catch caps in the New England and Mid-Atlantic Atlantic herring and mackerel fisheries
May 21, 2013
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Letter on behalf of the Herring Alliance by Earthjustice for the Amendment 5 Draft Environmental Impact Statement comment period
June 4, 2012
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Herring Alliance sign-on letter for the Amendment 5 Draft Environmental Impact Statement comment period
June 4, 2012
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Letter to NMFS in support of the 2012 annual catch limits for Atlantic herring that account for overages from the fishery in 2010.
January 6, 2012
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Letter to the Council asking that all proposed alternatives in the draft amendment to the herring management plan go forward for public comment.
September 14, 2011
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Letter to NMFS regarding the proposed increased catch reporting requirements for Atlantic herring vessels to help prevent catch limits from being exceeded
June 28, 2011
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Letter to the NEFMC emphasizing the importance of establishing an annual river herring catch cap in Amendment 5 to effectively limit at-sea catch of river herring in the Atlantic herring fishery
January 21, 2011
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Letter urging the NEFMC to prioritize Amendment 5 and maintain and strengthen accountability measures that reduce haddock bycatch by Atlantic herring trawlers in Framework 47.
December 27, 2010
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Letter to NMFS regarding the deficiencies in the proposed rule to implement Amendment 4 to the Atlantic Herring Fishery Management Plan
November 29, 2010
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Letter to NMFS regarding deficiencies in Amendment 4: risk of overfishing, lack of river herring and shad catch limits, no monitoring program and no environmental impact statement
October 12, 2010
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Letter to NEFMC highlighting our concerns about the continued development of Amendment 5 and the need for a wide range of management alternatives for further analysis and public comment
September 21, 2010
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Letter to NEFMC Herring Committee emphasizing the need for a comprehensive range of alternatives in Amendment 5, including measures to protect river herring, groundfish and spawning Atlantic herring
August 5, 2010
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Letter to NEFMC Herring Committee requesting development of a strong set of management alternatives for reducing incidental catch of river herring and shad at sea
July 19, 2010
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Comments to NMFS on 2010-2012 catch limits
May 20, 2010
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Letter to the NEFMC requesting that Amendment 5 include a full range of alternatives that allow for improved catch monitoring and reduction of bycatch
April 20, 2010
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Letter to NEFMC Herring Committee regarding our priorities and specific recommendations for Amendment 5 to the Atlantic Herring FMP
March 26, 2010
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Letter to NEFC Herring PDT Chair regarding contemplated changes to the Atlantic Herring FMP's overfishing control rule
September 14, 2009
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Letter to NEFMC Herring Committee and Herring Plan Development Team regarding at-sea catch monitoring alternatives for Atlantic Herring FMP
August 4, 2009
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