Estimates for 2019 Herring Count

Blueback Herring (Alosa aestivalis)

The results for this year’s herring count are in, and it is becoming more and more clear that the hard work of the JRWA staff and volunteers is paying off.  I will just let the updated year by year graph speak for itself.

With an estimated count of 21,188 (+/- 2,714) this years run will have more than doubled last year’s previous record.  It’s honestly becoming somewhat problematic to graph it next to some of the meager, earlier runs.  It’s a good problem to have. 

I would like to extend my thanks to all of our hard working volunteer counters for helping to document the resurgence of river herring into previously inaccessible spawning habitat.

1 Comment

  1. Now that the Division of Marine Fisheries has installed a fish ladder into Silver Lake all the fish that went into Silver Lake from Pembroke can finally get out. At least now if any juvenile fish get through the diversion pipe they will have a way to get to the ocean. Silver Lake will make a very good migration area to spawn. Thanks

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