River Herring. Photo Herring Alliance/Tim and Doug Watts
The number of river herring returning to their spawning grounds in Weymouth, Massachusetts’ Whitman Pond is up significantly from last year, according to an article on Boston.com.
The herring count taken at Jackson Square was up to 200,000 as of April 20, with more fish on the way. While far lower than the peak of 860,000 fish recorded in 1995, the count is on track to overtake last year’s approximately 260,000 (the run hit a low of 80,000 in 2005).
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Tom Richardson is the co-director and host of BoatingLocal. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.