Late Summer River Herring Network Workshop - September 13

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