River Herring

Here’s a must watch video on River Herring from the <a href=”www.herringalliance.com” target=”blank”>Herring Alliance</a> that covers the history, current state and future of these crucial fish. ¬†Thanks to On the Water Media for the link via twitter…


Mark N. Cahill has been writing and editing for Reel-Time.com since 1995. He started fishing in the mid-1960's and caught his first striper off World's End in Hingham in 1966. From there on in it was an obsession. He loves fishing for tuna, and fly fishing for striped bass. In a pinch, anything with fins will do...

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3 comments on “River Herring
  1. avatar Bill Hubbard says:

    Very interesting video but, it kept stopping and starting. Interesting, anyway.

  2. avatar Bill Henchy says:

    Thank you!!

    Just a beautiful piece of work, and the statistic on a single midwater trawl tow vs. all of Rhode Island’s largest runs is shocking, and confirms what I said to the Midwater herring indistry’s representative at a symposium in Brewster, MA back in 2005. back when I was the Chair of or Conservation Commission, my town invested millions of dollars in preservation of the Stony Brook Herring run’s spawning headwaters, and the numbers of herring are still significantly down from the teeming beauty of this run in years past. I knew in my bones that it was the midwater trawl fishery that was doing it, but back then there was basically no observer data. Well, the results are beginning to come in, and lo and behold, the numbers are huge.

    Industrial fishing at the bottom of the food chain is a profoundly misguided policy, and it should be ended. Thanks for this nice piece of work.

  3. avatar mncahill says:

    If a video is doing that, click the “pause” button and let it load fully before playing. That usually will buffer the video and allow it to play smoothly…

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