Annual Meeting Presentation Slides are now Available

The presentation slides from the 2015 River Herring Network meeting are now available at the link below.


2015 Annual Meeting Report

Thank you to all who made the 2015 River Herring Network annual meeting a success! Forty eight people attended the fifth annual meeting on October 15, 2015 in Pembroke at the Public Library. Participants represented 13 towns, 2 watershed associations, 2 regional environmental non-profit groups, 3 academic institutions, 4 state agencies, and the federal agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2 programs – NOAA Fisheries Habitat Restoration, and the National Sea Grant College Program). The Pembroke Herring Fisheries Commission were excellent hosts to all who attended.

Six speakers gave presentations ranging from Division of Marine Fisheries management updates on river herring and eels, to updates on the results of volunteer river herring count programs, research going on in spawning ponds across Massachusetts, and the continuing efforts to monitor the bycatch of river herring in the Atlantic Herring fishery.

The meeting also featured a Question & Answer period with an Environmental Law Enforcement Officer, and the Assistant Director of the Division of Marine Fisheries, Fisheries Biology Section.

The powerpoint presentations and photos from the meeting will be made available on the website soon. Stay tuned for updates!

-Abigail Archer


Annual Meeting this Thursday, October 15th in Pembroke

Pdf copy of the agenda:2015 RHN Annual Meeting Agenda - Pembroke Public Library - Thursday October 15

The 5th Annual Meeting of the River Herring Network will take place on Thursday, October 15th from 10:30AM-4:00PM at the Pembroke Public Library on 142 Center St. This year the meeting is being hosted by the Pembroke Herring Fisheries Commission. Registration is FREE thanks to support from the MA Division of Marine Fisheries, Barnstable County Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, Woods Hole Sea Grant, the Cape Cod Conservation District, and the Pembroke Herring Fisheries Commission.

The day features 6 presentations on topics that members suggested and prioritized, a Q&A period with a MA Environmental Law Enforcement Officer, and an afternoon field trip to Pembroke's Herring Run Historic Park on Route 14. Coffee will be available throughout the day and a pizza lunch will be provided at noon.

Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  so that there will be enough coffee & snacks & pizza for everyone.


Seats available for Oct 15 Pembroke Herring Run Bus Tour

There are still some seats available on the October 15th Morning Bus Tour of the Pembroke Herring Run.  If you'd like to sign up please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by October 9th. Registration is FREE.

A flyer for the bus trip can be downloaded here:Morning bus tour of Pembroke Herring Run 10-15-15

The bus will leave from the Pembroke Public Library at 142 Center St. and will return to the same location in time for the start of the River Herring Network annual meeting at 10:30AM.

Local historian Kyle Harney will narrate the tour. Points of interest will be the Pembroke Herring Run Park, North River and the Historic Bridge, Pembroke/Hanover Herring Run Falls, and Oldham & Furnace Ponds where the river herring spawn. Narration will focus on historical information about the river and the fish that migrate along it.

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