River Herring Network – Late Summer Workshop
Thursday September 13, 2012 5:30-7:30PM
Bourne Veteran's Memorial Community Center - 239 Main St. Buzzards Bay
5:30PM Welcome, Introductions, and Updates
5:45PM How to Create a River Herring Sustainable Fishery Plan
Brad Chase, MA Division of Marine Fisheries will explain the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's 2009 requirement to develop and submit a 'sustainable fishery plan' before a herring run can be opened for harvest. He will give examples of plans that have been approved for nearby states, and discuss the types of information that towns could be collecting now to prepare for opening harvest in the future.
6:15PM Mini Management Talks
Jeff Hughes (Town of Wellfleet Herring Warden) and others will give a series of short 5-10 minute presentations on topics of management interest, with time for questions and discussion afterwards.
6:45PM Pizza and Discussion