The campaign works with a coalition of nonprofit organizations from across the Northeast who are committed to reforming the industrial Atlantic herring fishery. The massive trawlers that fish for herring need to be more adequately regulated and fishing needs to be more closely monitored. We need your help to accomplish our goals.
- Science-Based Catch Limits - Use a science-based ecosystem approach when setting catch limits so that we can be assured there is enough herring in the ocean.
- Limit Fishing in Specific Areas - Limit fishing in specific areas of the ocean during critical times of the year to protect depleted river herring, recovering groundfish, spawning Atlantic herring and other wildlife vulnerable to midwater trawl bycatch
- Monitor Fisheries - Develop a system to monitor the fishery effectively so that estimating the Atlantic herring catch and bycatch of depleted river herring, groundfish and marine mammals is more accurate.