2020 Massachusetts River Herring Counts

Spring has sprung and so have our local river herring runs! Check back here every week for updates on the spring counts at the seven locations listed below.

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2020 River Herring Counts

Location 2020 River Herring Count 2019 Total Count 2018 Total Count
Acushnet 2,625 16,819 6,354
Essex 4,290 9,505 28,260
Herring Brook Pembroke 187,776 476,609 348,634
Herring River Harwich 576,255 1,223,363 864,748
Monument River 250,000 526,929 316,618
Stony Brook   434,583 131,851
Weymouth-Back River 199,219 396,503 333,209

 

River herring counts are primarily alewife.

These counts are from DMF operated electronic fish counters. Counts from video and visual estimates will be available later in 2020. 

Contact

Online

DMF Staff Directory View 

Fax

(617) 727-3337

Address

Gloucester Field Office
30 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Last updated: May 15, 2020
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