Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and Regulatory Amendments

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Lead Agency
Fish & Game Commission (California Department of Fish and Game Commission)
Document Title
Pacific Herring Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and Regulatory Amendments
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead The proposed project is the adoption of a Fishery Management Plan for Pacific Herring fishing under the state's jursidiction. The project includes both commercial and recreational fishing as an element of the department Pacific Herring management program. Herring are primarily harvested commercially for their roe (eggs) during the months of January through March (spawning season) using small-mesh, set gill nets to take whole fish. Minor fisheries are also conducted for roe on kelp, human consumption and bait purposes. Once the FMP is adopted, regulations implementing the FMP and the state's policies for managing the commercial and recreational take of Pacifc Herring will be considered for inclusion in the CCR. The proposed project includes recommendations for continuation, amendment, or change to an existing body of regulations. The recommendations are based on fishery modeling, biological assessments of existing stock conditions and comments received from the FMP Steering Committee, interested individuals, commercial fishermen, and from the Director's Herring Advisory Committee. The Pacific Herring FMP would further refine and implement the long-term management objectives as well as meet requirements for fisheries management under the Marine Life Management Act. The FMP would serve as the framework to manage the commercial and recreational fishery for Pacific Herring in accordance with Fish and Game Code. Amendments to existing regulations, if adopted, will implement the FMP pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 7072, 7075, and 7080-7088.

Contact Information
Ryan Bartling
California Department of Fish and Game Commission
PO Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 95814



Alameda Contra Costa Marin San Francisco San Mateo
SF Bay, Tomales Bay, Humboldt Bay, Crescent City Harbor

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