River Herring play an important role in the culture, ecology, and economies of coastal towns in Massachusetts. Because river herring are so important, many citizens dedicate a great deal of their time to protecting the rivers and ponds these fish spawn in.

The River Herring Network hopes that this website will serve as a place where herring wardens and river herring enthusiasts can communicate about their runs, learn from each other, locate assistance, and stay up to date on news and regulations.


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From Forum

Restoration Projects Acushnet Restoration Restoration Project receives extension
KnightofNi > 26-March-2015

Herring Biology River Herring Documentary Series now available
KnightofNi > 24-March-2015

Herring Public Forum 2nd annual Middleborough Herring Run Festival
DaveC > 7-February-2015

Eels Eel Theft Spurs Action
KnightofNi > 12-June-2014

Restoration Projects Acushnet River Restoration Project to Receive National Award
afrank > 27-May-2014

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