2015 Herring Counts

2015 Herring Counts

Postby Jones River » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:33 pm

Lots of counts kicking off tomorrow! Watershed Action Alliance has posted some contact info for run count coordinators. http://watershedaction.org/index.php/take-action/count-herring-in-spring Feel free your info with WAA or would be happy to see more updates here
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Re: 2015 Herring Counts

Postby Jones River » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:50 pm

Still REALLY cold in the South Shore rivers (43F in the Jones right now). This means the runs will be slow to get started. This can be a very frustrating time for our volunteers. It's hard to stand in the cold drizzle with no chance of seeing a fish. But those zeroes are important data too and we need to be on our toes to catch the start of the run. It's a good time for pep talks and morale boosting activities!!
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Re: 2015 Herring Counts

Postby Jones River » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:42 pm

Just starting to see some fish coming up the Jones!!
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Re: 2015 Herring Counts

Postby DaveC » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:08 pm

Middleborough was estimated at 741,000 (give or take 39,000) either way by John Sheppard, based on volunteer counts. Run was VERY late starting. We didn't see our first fish until April 1. It also seemed to taper off early, but was heavy in the middle. I'm surprised we had that many.
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Re: 2015 Herring Counts

Postby DaveC » Mon Jul 25, 2016 4:11 pm

Middleborough was estimated at 561,538 (give or take 38,000) for 2016 either way by John Sheppard, based on volunteer counts. Run was VERY early this year, starting in late February. We had three distinct pushes, with the largest peak in mid April.
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