DMF request for 2013 Herring Count Data

Dear volunteer counters, groups and associations:

The 2013 spring herring migrations are coming to a close in many of the rivers throughout the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (MarineFisheries) is charged with the management of the state's river herring populations and wants to know how your run did this year.

Many organizations and associations have received the MarineFisheries herring counting computer program and for those who do not have the program, MarineFisheries would be glad to assist you in estimating the size of your monitored run.

Your efforts are essential in helping us acquire information on the status of individual runs throughout the state. MarineFisheries kindly requests that you email your results (or count data for those who require assistance in estimating population size) to John Sheppard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We thank you for your efforts and look forward to sharing the results with you.


John Sheppard
Diadromous Fisheries Biology & Management Program
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (MarineFisheries)