So we can't count on the premise fulfilled by the striped bass come-back: Close the commercial fishery, and things get better. Herring -- shad are members of the herring family -- are more complicated.
On a related note, right now ASMFC is working on an amendment (am 2) to the river herring/shad plan...they are holding public comments meeting over the next week or so. Meetings in ME, MA, RI and NY. They are also asking for written comments on the amendment, due at the end of the month.
All the info on the meetings, the amendment and the written comments can be found on the ASMFC site, found at: ASMFC
***Go to the site, click on 'Managed Species' on the list on the left of the homepage, then click on 'Shad and river herring'. Scroll down and you will find all the info you need. (I would give a direct link to that page but unfortunately ASMFC's site doesn't allow that for some reason.)
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