DURHAM, N.H. — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed marine fishing rules at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at the Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
Rules for Atlantic herring are being proposed by Fish and Game to come into compliance with Amendment 3 to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Interstate Fisheries Management Plan for Atlantic herring. The proposed rules include:
- A change to the methods for implementing the Massachusetts/New Hampshire Spawning Area closure.
- A change to the default spawning area closure dates from September 21 through October 18, to October 4 through October 31.
The complete rulemaking notice and initial proposal with original and proposed rule language can be viewed at www.wildnh.com/legislative/proposed-rules.html