New Hampshire Atlantic Herring Days Out Meeting April 16, 2012

DURHAM, N.H. — The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Atlantic Herring Section will hold a meeting on April 16, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., to discuss the allowable "days out" measures for 2012 commercial Atlantic herring harvesters. The meeting will be held at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH, 03801.

The 2012 Area 1A allowable catch was set at 24,668 metric tons and seasonal quotas of 72.8% available from June 1 – September 30, and 27.2% available from October 1 – December 30, 2012.

The public is invited to participate and public comment will be taken as time permits. For more information, please contact Christopher Vonderweidt, Fishery Management Plan Coordinator, at or (703) 842-0740 or Doug Grout at (603) 868-1095.

Vessels are prohibited from landing more than 2,000 pounds of Atlantic herring in Area 1A until June 1, 2012.

Directions to the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, N.H.: From Portsmouth Traffic Circle: Take the Route 1 Bypass South exit off circle. Merge with Route 1 and go through five traffic lights. Turn left at sixth light onto Elwyn Road.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission coordinates the conservation and management of the 15 Atlantic coast states' shared near-shore fishery resources — marine, shell and anadromous — for sustainable use. Visit

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's marine, fish and wildlife resources and their habitats. The Department's Marine Fisheries Division is located in Durham, N.H. Visit

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