The Association to Preserve Cape Cod is seeking volunteers to count river herring during this spring’s herring migration.
River herring include alewife and blueback herring, both listed as Species of Special Concern by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Volunteer herring counts provide valuable scientific data on herring populations and are used by fisheries managers to manage and protect herring stocks. Herring counts also help to document the need for restoration or improvement of fish runs and the success of restoration projects.
Individuals interested in counting herring at the near one dozen herring runs should contact the APCC.