Herring Counters Wanted on Jones River, MA


The Jones River Watershed Association is putting out a call for herring counters to monitor returning herring in the Jones River in Kingston, Massachusetts, starting Sunday, April 1 through Thursday, May 31. The goal, according the JRWA, is to “monitor this dramatically declining fish population in order to protect the existing fish, help educate the public about the seriousness of the situation and estimate their potential for comeback as obstacles to their migration and spawning such as the Wapping Road Dam, which was demolished this fall, are removed.”

Volunteers are needed for 3 time periods a day, with 3 shifts per time period, 7 days a week, to count the fish as they move up the fish ladder at the Elm Street Dam in Kingston. Shifts are for 10-minute intervals, and done anytime between 7:00 to 11:00 a.m.; 11:00 am to 3:00 pm; and from 3:00 to 7:00 pm.

Training sessions will be held at the end of the month.

Contact Information:

Email: fish@jonesriver.org

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