DMF Public Hearing Notice 1-13-17

January 13, 2017
Public Hearing Notice:
Four Public Hearings and Comment Period Scheduled to Address Numerous Fishery Proposals

4. Opening Individual River Herring Runs (322 CMR 6.17). This proposed regulation would
provide DMF with the authority to open individual rivers to the harvest of river herring if they
have an ASMFC approved sustainability management plan and specific permitting, harvest and
identification requirements. The Nemasket River may be the first run to potentially open under
this authority.

Instructions for Written Comments
Written public comments will be accepted until 5:00 PM on February 17, 2017. Please address all
comments to Director David Pierce. Comments can be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by
mail to 251 Causeway Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114. To obtain a full copy of the draft regulations
or the public hearing primer document, please visit our website or contact Jared Silva by phone (617-626-
1534) or through e-mail ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Public Hearing Schedule

Monday, February 6, 2017
6:00 PM
DMF Annisquam River Station
30 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
10:00 AM
Tisbury Town Hall Katharine Cornell Theater
51 Spring Street
Tisbury, MA 02568

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6:00 PM
MA Maritime Academy Admiral's Hall
101 Academy Drive
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

Monday, February 13, 2017
11:00 AM
Nantucket Police Station Meeting Room
4 Fairgrounds Road
Nantucket, MA 02554

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