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Herring spawning area analysis continues

March 29, 2008

Commercial Fisheries News
March 2008

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.

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