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Herring spawning area analysis continues
March 29, 2008
Commercial Fisheries News
ALEXANDRIA, VA The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s (ASMFC) Atlantic Herring Technical Committee needs clearer goals and objectives and more data to properly evaluate how well the current “zero tolerance” spawning closures for sea herring are working.
However, the committee, which was responding to a request from the Atlantic Herring Section to determine “the efficacy” of spawning closures, will continue to work on the project despite these significant limitations.