Herring Fishermen Appeal Ruling in Favor of At-Sea Monitors

July 20, 2021, 3:47 PM

Herring fishermen will continue their challenge in the D.C. Circuit to the federal government’s rule requiring an industry-funded at-sea monitoring program for the Atlantic herring fishery.

The rule may cost vessels up to $710 per day, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service. Exceptions to the rule will apply to vessels that plan to land less than 50 metric tons of herring, the agency said.

Loper Bright Enterprises Inc., Lund Marr Trawlers LLC, and others argued the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act doesn’t say whether the federal government can require vessels to pay for monitoring. But the act does ...

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