The Council has instituted a river herring and shad (RH/S) cap for the mackerel fishery, which is tracked by GARFO. The Council is also considering adding river herrings (blueback and alewife) and/or shads (American and hickory) as Council managed species. The August and October 2016 briefing books will have relevant documents. The ASMFC currently has primary management coordination responsibilities for RH/S, click here for details.
Jason Didden, Fishery Management Specialist - (302) 526-5254, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council will consider in October 2016 whether to commence an Amendment to add RH/S as Council-managed species.