The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission met in New Hampshire on Wednesday. They have decided to grant Herring fishermen 7 days to fish in October, but they did not give them any more days this month.
Lobster industry officials say the bait shortage has reached a crisis. They were hoping for more bait by this weekend.
It will now be another week before any fish can be caught.
The bait shortage has already put some lobstermen out of work.