Herring Receive Greater Protection

The New England Fisheries Management Council took steps to more closely regulate the industrial trawlers in the Atlantic Herring fishery to protect river herring and other small forage fish at their June 20th meeting.  Prior to the June 20th meeting Herring Alliance leadership invited MyRWA's Executive Director to meet with them and Secretary Richard Sullivan of the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs to add our organization's voice in support of these much needed regulations.  The dedicated work of MyRWA volunteers counting river herring and working for their preservation made MyRWA's representation at this meeting important and consequential.