Banner01
Print

Researchers Will Study New England River Herring Population 1-15-15

Researchers Will Study New England River Herring Population

MPBN

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS • JAN 15, 2015

PORTLAND, Maine - Fishery regulators are giving $166,659 to a project that will assess the number of juvenile river herring in rivers from Maine and Connecticut.

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and National Marine Fisheries Service are awarding the money to the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries and University of California, Santa Cruz in partnership with several governmental, nonprofit and academic organizations. Researchers will also collect biological samples and conduct genetic analysis on river herring caught in Atlantic herring and mackerel fisheries.

Spokesmen for the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission say researchers hope to learn more about the fishery and identify areas where the fish spawn. Researchers will also investigate environmental factors influencing the success of spawning.

From Forum

Herring Public Forum Exemption to Wetland Act for herring protection
DaveC > 25-July-2016

Herring Run Counts 2015 Herring Counts
DaveC > 25-July-2016

Herring Management Town Brook alewives get a free ride to Billington Sea
KnightofNi > 29-April-2016

Herring Public Forum River Herring Migration Series at WHOI
KnightofNi > 30-April-2015

Eels Fines Increased for Herring Poaching
Jones River > 15-April-2015

river herring blog

rss

Counting herring at your computer!

When you have a minute to spare, check out the Mystic River Watershed Association herring...

'tis the season for River Herring Festivals!

'Tis the season for River Herring Festivals and Events!
Spring 2017

Saturday & Sunday, April 8 &...

Wellfleet River Herring Count Workshop - March 22

Wellfleet River Herring Count Workshop
10am March 22,2017
Wellfleet Public Library
Main Street,...

DMF Proposed Regulation Changes on Opening of Rivers for River Herring Harvest

Hello River Herring Network members,

The MA Division of Marine Fisheries is proposing a...

2016 Annual Meeting Summary

Thank you to all who made the 2016 River Herring Network annual meeting a success! Sixty people...

More Blog Posts