Volunteer River Herring Monitoring at Beaver Dam Brook and Manomet Brook

Herring Count Summary, April 1, 2024

On April 1, 2022 our counters apparently saw 21 herring (an April Fools joke?), but no herring have arrived yet this year! That's to be expected. In four out of six of the years that we've been counting, the first herring have arrived between the 10th and 16th of April. In 2018, they didn't arrive until April 27th but that was a difficult year for their migration due to multiple coastal storms that impacted the inlet at White Horse Beach. Be reassured though - we have seen herring every year at some point. Keep recording those zeros and soon there will be fish to see.

Graph showing cumulative raw herring counts by volunteers

By Sara P. Grady
April 1, 2024