Herring Closure Regulations

AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Marine Resources would like to inform herring fishermen and dealers that herring spawning closure regulations which affect the capture of herring in state and federal waters in the Western Maine Spawning Area are in effect through Oct. 1.

Under the rules, it shall be unlawful to fish for, take, possess, transfer, or land in any State of Maine port or facility, or to transfer at sea from any Maine-registered vessel, any catch of herring harvested from the following described area: All waters bounded by the following coordinates: 43° 30’ N Maine coast, 43° 30’ N 68° 54.5’ W, 43° 48’ N 68° 20’ W, North to Maine coast at 68° 20’ W

Herring taken legally outside the Western Maine Spawning Area may be transported through the area, only if all fishing gear has been stowed.

For more details, contact your local Marine Patrol Division Headquarters (Div I at 633-9595; Div II at 667-3373) or any local marine patrol officer, or call the DMR Boothbay Harbor Laboratory at 633-9500.

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Fenceviewer Staff

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