This Amendment proposes a long-term Acceptable Biological Catch control rule for the Atlantic herring fishery and proposes measures to address potential localized depletion and user conflicts with predators of herring and other user groups.

Final Rule - January 11, 2021

Proposed Rules
Amendment 8 Proposed Rule - Comment by November 25, 2019
Amendment 8 Notice of Availability – Comment by October 21, 2019

Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)
Amendment 8 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) Volume I
Amendment 8 FEIS Volume II, Appendices

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Summary of all Amendment 8 DEIS Comments
Amendment 8 Public Hearing Document
Amendment 8 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Volume I
Amendment 8 DEIS Volume II, Appendices
Written Comments for Amendment 8 DEIS, received by June 24, 2018 deadline
Hearing Summaries for all Public Hearings, May 22- June 20, 2018
Amendment 8 Draft Action Plan, Version 9

Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE)
Overview of Herring MSE Process
Workshop #1 - May, 2016
Summary of Workshop #1
MSE Workshop #2 - December, 2016
Summary of Workshop #2
MSE Peer Review - March, 2017
Summary of Peer Review
Final debrief of Herring Amendment 8 MSE Process

Amendment 8 Scoping Information
Amendment 8 Scoping Document
Summary of all Amendment 8 Scoping Comments
Initial Scoping Period (March-April 2015)
Initial Scoping Oral Comments
Initial Scoping Written Comments
PEW Environment Group Form Letter
Earth Justice Form Letter
Ocean River Institute Form Letter
All other written comments
Comments received after the deadline
Supplemental Scoping Period (August-September 2015)
Supplemental Notice of Intent
Supplemental Scoping Oral Comments
Supplemental Scoping Written Comments

EBFM Input on ABC Control Rules
EBFM PDT scientific advice on herring control rules that account for forage requirements and the role of Atlantic herring in the ecosystem