4th Annual River Herring Network Meeting - October 30th

The Massachusetts River Herring Network invites herring wardens, herring counters, and herring enthusiasts to the

4th Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 30th, 11 am - 4pm
at the Plymouth Public Library on 132 South St. in Plymouth.

This year the meeting includes a field trip to view completed and active fish passage construction projects at Town River in Plymouth.

Come meet your fellow herring wardens and volunteers and share your knowledge!

Please RSVP to Abigail Archer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

11:00AM Welcome & Introductions

11:10AM Update on River Herring Management Issues
Brad Chase, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

11:30AM Announcements

11:40 What We Are Learning from River Herring Otoliths and Genetics
Sara Turner, Postdoctoral Associate, NOAA Fisheries Service

Pizza Lunch Break

12:25 MA DMF River Herring Video Counting Project
Mike Bednarski, Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

12:45PM Panel Discussion: Run Maintenance & Vegetation Clearing

Moderator: John Sheppard, MA Division of Marine Fisheries
Heinz Proft, Town of Harwich Herring Warden
Amy Croteau & Martin Wunderly, Town of Barnstable Natural Resources Dept
Carl Pawlowski, Fore River Watershed Association (Quincy/Braintree/Weymouth)
Brad Chase, MA Division of Marine Fisheries

1:25 Stream Vegetation & River Herring Russ Cohen, Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration

1:50 Town Brook Field Trip Orientation
David Gould, Town of Plymouth Marine & Environmental Affairs Dept
Eric Hutchins, NOAA Office of Habitat Restoration

2:10 Tour of Town Brook Projects - Meet at Jenney Grist Mill Parking (Spring Lane)

3:40 End Field Trip back at Jenney Grist Mill Parking Area