River Herring Network Secures 2012 Funding

I've got some good news to share with you all.  The Massachusetts Bays Program has granted the River Herring Network another small grant for 2012 to continue building the website as a resource, providing technical workshops for wardens and stakeholders, and to refine the best management practices with you all!

To that end, you'll be hearing a lot more from us this spring.  We'll try to get something together before the runs start and we'll help recruit volunteers for your count programs.  Let us know what you'd like to see the Network do this year!  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your suggestions!


In other news, the New England Fishery Management Council will be making a decision this spring on including river herring bycatch measures in the sea herring fishery management plan.  Please check out the Latest News section and the Forum for more information on hearings, public comment periods, and background information on these changes that could help river herring.


Does anyone think that the weird winter weather will impact when the herring will return to the runs this year??


--Melissa Sanderson