Herring Counted in Ipswich River, MA

Herring swim by Primnoa coral, Schoodic Ridges. Photo/NOAA

North of Boston: Located below the waters of the Ipswich River, the Ipswich River Watershed Association installed a camera to track the population of fish at the River Walk dam’s fish ladder. Each spring, the fish counting begins and this is to determine the amount of herring that swim up the fish latter.

This isn’t just to count the number of fish, but to recognize that they’ll breed in the river. Despite the installation of the camera, there are still volunteers that sign up to count during the day.


Read more about the herring counted in the Ipswich River.