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Herring plan could include groundfish limits

June 01, 2005

Commercial Fisheries News
June 2005
By Janice Plante

PEABODY, MA Directed to “reconsider” the use of groundfish bycatch caps in draft Amendment 1 to the herring plan, the New England Fishery Management Council’s herring committee spent hours debating the subject during its May 17-18 meeting here.

The committee was unanimous in voting on an approach for haddock, but members were divided about how to address groundfish “stocks of concern.”

In the end, the committee developed two options to present to the full council at its June 21-23 meeting in Portland.

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