Advocacy Groups

There are many organizations and groups that are working to protect and rebuild river herring populations.

Some lobby our politicians, go to regulatory meetings, try to change policies, and collect signatures and letters.  Others help clean up runs, count herring, rebuild fish ladders and educate the public on the importance of river herring and clean water to our coastal ecosystem. 

If you want to help their cause, please contact them directly.  We've listed the groups most local in Southeast Mass, but there are many throughout the eastern seaboard. 

Association to Preserve Cape Cod

Alewives Anonymous

Buzzards Bay Coalition

Buzzards Bay National Estuary Program

Cape Cod Commercial Fishermens' Alliance


Friends of Herring River

Harwich Conservation Trust

Jones River Landing

Mass Audubon- Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Nantucket Conservation Foundation

National Coalition for Marine Conservation

New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance

North and South Rivers Watershed Association

Talking fish

Trout Unlimited

Three Bays Preservation

If you know of a group that should be listed, please contact us.