Annual Meeting


2016 Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 27, 2016 10:00AM-5:00PM
Buzzards Bay Coalition in New Bedford & Field Trip to Acushnet River Sawmill Park

River Herring Network 2016 Annual Meeting Agenda Oct 27-2016

Slides from the Meeting
River Herring Management Update 2016 - Sara Turner-DMF
Early life history of river herring from contrasting environments - Joel Llopiz-WHOI
Rollin on the River - river herring tracking on the Coonamessett River- Andrew Jones-WHOI
River Herring and Roads-Updates and Advice from MassDOT - T Dexter and A Bastoni
How vulnerable are river herring to climate change - Michelle Staudinger - DOI NE Climate Science Center
Nemasket River MA Sustainable Fishery Management Plan for River Herring
Stream Channel Maintenance for Diadromous Fish Runs-2016-Brad Chase
Stream Clearance guidelines-fisheries and wildife perspective - Steve Hurley - MADFW
Acushnet Sawmill Restoration - Sara da Silva Quintal - BB Coalition

Documents & Websites Discussed
Stream Channel Maintenance Protocols for Diadromous Fish Passage 2016 - MA DMF
MA Wildlife Climate Action Tool:

Photographs of 2016 Meeting
2016 River Herring Network Annual Meeting Photos




2015 Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2015 10:30AM-4:00PM
Pembroke Public Library & Field Trip to Historic Herring Run Park

2015 RHN Annual Meeting Agenda

Slides from the Meeting
River Herring and American Eel Management Update 2015 - Brad Chase DMF
Status and trends of river herring runs in MA - John Sheppard DMF
Cape Cod River Herring Counts 2007-2015 - Jo Ann Muramoto APCC and Mass Bays
Portside Sampling and River Herring Bycatch Avoidence - Brad Schondelmeier DMF
To view a copy of the presentation, "What's happening in the lakes? River herring spawn timing & juvenile density, growth, and mortaility across 20 MA Lakes" by
Alison Roy, US Geological Survey MA Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pembroke Path of the Herring 2015 - Willard Boulter Pembroke Herring Fisheries Commission

Photographs of 2015 Meeting
2015 River Herring Network Annual Meeting Photos


2014 Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 30, 2014 11AM-4PM
Plymouth Public Library & Field Trip to Town Brook, Plymouth

4th Annual Meeting Agenda
4th Annual Meeting Notes
Panel Discussion Notes

Slides from the Meeting
2014 River Herring Management Update - Brad Chase, DMF
What we are Learning from River Herring Otoliths and Genetics- Sara Turner, NOAA Fisheries
MA DMF Video Monitoring for River Herring- Mike Bednarski and Ben Gahagan, MA DMF
Introduction to Panel Discussion about Stream Clearing - John Sheppard, MA DMF
Stream Vegetation and River Herring - Russ Cohen, MA DER

Photographs of the Meeting and Field Trip

2013 Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 2-5pm
Bourne Veteran's Memorial Community Center - 239 Main St, Buzzards Bay, MA

3rd Annual Meeting Agenda
3rd Annual Meeting Minutes

Slides from the meeting

River Herring Management Update by DMF

River Herring Video Monitoring presentation by DMF

Sea Herring Bycatch Avoidance presentation by SMAST

Marine Fisheries Videos from the meeting

Mill River Herring Monitoring Video
Nemasket River Herring Monitoring Video


2012 Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 2-5pm
Bourne Veteran's Memorial Community Center - 239 Main St, Buzzards Bay, MA

2nd Annual Meeting Agenda
2nd Annual Meeting Minutes

Slides from the meeting

Endangered Species Listing Presentation

Achusnet River Restoration Presentation

NOAA 2013 Restoration Funding Presentation

RHN Brainstorm Notes- breakout session

Fish Ladder Presentation

River Herring Bycatch Avoidance Presentation

 Link to SMAST River Herring Bycatch Avoidance Program


2011 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Buzzard's Bay Veteran's Community Center

icon Meeting Agenda Oct 19 2011 (12.94 kB)

 Meeting Minutes Oct 19 2011 (28.98 kB)

Breakout Session Summary 10.19.11 (25.19 kB)

Survey Summary-First Meeting (25.09 kB)

Brad Chase's Presentation Slides (1.52 MB)

Mel's tour of the River Herring Network Website Slides (8.92 MB)

River Clean Up Photo