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Monitoring

There are numerous ongoing efforts conducted by and/or funded by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), and other partners to understand more about river herring populations in watersheds and marine environment. Some of these efforts are described below.

United States

Canada (coming soon)

The management and monitoring efforts for river herring to date have been critical to river herring conservation and understanding.  However, inherent challenges remain due to the many data gaps and research needs.  Furthering conservation and monitoring efforts are important to restoring river herring, and identified needs can help provide a roadmap.