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Sullivan Fishery

Source: Maine ASMFC River Herring Sustainable Fishing Plan 

The Maine Department of Marine Resources manages this system for a commercial escapement of 35 fish per acre. The spawning escapement need for this system is 3,222 river herring passed upstream through the three required closed days in the fishery per week. The management plan has achieved returns to meet the target escapement developed for this 90% of the time for the past 20-year period system or passed the entire run upstream.  The harvester monitors the stream during the spring and fall migration periods to ensure upstream and downstream passage.  There is no spawning habitat in the stream below or above the fishery other than the lake habitat.  Blueback herring are not observed in the biological samples or commercial catches.  There are no dams located on the stream, but the existing fishway and culverts impede upstream passage at certain flows.