Officials Consider Reopening Middleboro, MA, Herring Harvest

Officials Consider Reopening Middleboro, MA, Herring Harvest
River Herring. Photo Herring Alliance/Tim and Doug Watts

SouthCoastToday: The Middleboro-Lakeville Herring Fishery Commission is discussing the possibility of one day reopening the town’s herring runs to harvest—something that hasn’t been done since a statewide ban on blueback and alewive species in 2005 due to a significant decline in the number of fish migrating inland to spawn each year.

The commissioners met at Oliver Mill Park Tuesday night with volunteer observer Mike Bednarski, who happens to be a diadromous fish biologist for the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.

Read more about the possibility of reopening the Middleboro, MA, herring run to harvest.