A Herring boom on the Norway coast has caused the Directorate of Fisheries to ban day fishing.

This decision was announced by the Directorate of Fisheries after several vessels have been reported having problems handling excessive catches that are resulting in the mortality of large quantities of herring due to ring-netters not being able to board all their catch.

It is hoped that by fishing in the evening and during the night time, catch sizes will be decreased leading to less losses.

“On the banks off Trøndelag and Møre og Romsdal, the Coast Guard has been monitoring the fishery, and it has been observed that several ring-net vessels have receiving such large catches that the crew on board the vessel failed to salvage the entire catch,” writes the Directorate of Fisheries in a press release.

This has led to large numbers of herring being released from the nets, dead. 

The Directorate of Fisheries is currently considering several measures to prevent herring catches being lost. The Directorate and the Coast Guard warn that they will closely monitor the fisheries in the future.

Source: Fiskebat

Norway Herring Boom leads to closure of day fisheries

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