Draft

The Council is proposing to take action through Amendment 10 to address spatial and temporal allocation and management of Atlantic herring at the management unit level to minimize user conflicts, contribute to optimum yield, and support rebuilding of the resource. The Council also is proposing to take action to enhance river herring (alewife and blueback herring) and shad (American shad and hickory shad) avoidance and other catch reduction measures to better support ongoing coastwide restoration efforts for those species.

The Council conducted six public scoping meetings in March and April 2024 to gather stakeholder input on the full range of issues to be considered in Amendment 10. The following documents summarize all oral and written comments received during the scoping process:

Written Comments Submitted to the Council by April 30

Atlantic Herring Amendment 10 Scoping Meeting Notice

Atlantic Herring Amendment 10 Scoping Document

Atlantic Herring Amendment 10 Scoping Meeting Summaries

Dozens of participants attended the Atlantic Herring Amendment 10 scoping meeting held on March 1, 2024 in Rockport, Maine in conjunction with the annual Maine Fishermen’s Forum.