For everybody who enjoyed the great fishing at Crab Ledge this summer, you might like to know that there were three
midwater herring trawlers working 13 nm east of Chatham inlet this week. Those are spawning herring--how's the fishing going to be next year at that spot now?
Tomorrow's the last day for comments on the herring plan, which can be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Even a quick note with a copy and paste of the next paragraph will be helpful, if you don't have the time for a longer letter. A sample letter is attached--please feel free to use it.
Please urge (1) alternative 7 on access, (2) remove the "spawning tolerance" which permits fishing on spawning aggregations, (3) 100% observer coverage, and (4) "no action" on boundary changes, which will prevent the Crab Ledge area from being lumped in with the huge Georges Bank quota, and keep the presently small quota for the Crab Ledge are in place.
Thanks--previous links follow for more information: