New England Fisheries

Video: River Herring Runs

The recent record warm weather in New England has us looking forward to the spring and warmer months within our grasp. Along with the warm weather and blooming flowers of the spring season also come river herring runs.

The runs are still more than a few weeks away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the importance of river habitat to migrating fish trying to reach their spawning grounds. If these fish aren’t caught as bycatch at sea, many of them still face a tough swim upriver.

Check out these videos (courtesy of The Fish Wrap Writer) from last year’s runs on the Saugatucket River in Rhode Island.

Saugatucket River Herring, another step in the journey

up close and personal with river herring trying to make it up a fish ladder in Peace Dale RI. You can read more about these fantastic resilient fish by searching the word "herring" or "buckeye" at

Posted by The FISH WRAP writer -Todd Corayer on Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Helping Saugatucket River Herring

Lots of dedicated South County, RI volunteers help tens of thousands of alewife and blueback herring get around outdated dams to complete their migration. Almost 5,000 river herring were netted and passed over the dam this one April Sunday morning. Cheers to the people and to the fish. You can read more about our local fish and fishermen at

Posted by The FISH WRAP writer -Todd Corayer on Tuesday, April 19, 2016



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