Management of Alewife

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Presentation from 2008 Wellfleet Harbor Conference

The Life History and Management of Alewife ( Alosa pseudoharengus ) Abigail Franklin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Department of Natural Resources Conservation

Natural history of herring Population status & possible causes of declines Nature-like fishway research Agencies that manage alewife New management plan! Situation at Herring River, Wellfleet The Biology and Management of Alewife ( Alosa psuedoharengus )

Natural history of herring

Population status & possible causes of declines

Nature-like fishway research

Agencies that manage alewife

New management plan!

Situation at Herring River, Wellfleet

Anadromous and Catadromous Species Atlantic Salmon American Shad Alewife Blueback Herring Sea Lamprey Atlantic Sturgeon Shortnose Sturgeon Sea-run Brown Trout Sea-run Brook Trout White Perch Rainbow Smelt Striped Bass American Eel Hickory Shad Gizzard Shad Alabama Shad Skipjack Herring

Alewife Blueback Herring White Perch Striped Bass American Eel Anadromous and Catadromous Species of Wellfleet

Range of Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus)

Alewife ( Alosa pseudoharengus) Ocean Estuary River Upstream spawning migration to natal river Downstream migration Spawning in ponds

Eggs 0.80-1.27mm Hatch in 2-5 days Larvae form schools 2 weeks after hatching

0.80-1.27mm

Hatch in 2-5 days

Larvae form schools 2 weeks after hatching

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Juvenile alewife research Yako, Mather, & Juanes 2001 - Not just temperature Migrate July-November Migration is complex First to leave are smaller Peak migrations correspond to low food Migrate during new moon

Yako, Mather, & Juanes 2001

- Not just temperature

Migrate July-November

Migration is complex

First to leave are smaller

Peak migrations correspond to low food

Migrate during new moon

Where do they go in the ocean? Summer and Fall Gulf of Maine

Where do they go in the ocean? Winter

Where do they go in the ocean?

 

How do they switch from salt to freshwater? Gills Gill filaments Chloride cell

 

 

Pounds of River Herring Landed 1950-2004 River Intercept Fisheries Data from National Marine Fisheries Service Population Status

Who cares if herring populations are declining? So what?

Who cares if herring populations are declining? So what? People Zooplankton Atlantic cod Bluefish Striped Bass eat eat eat Blueback Herring Alewife eat eat eat

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Who cares if herring populations are declining? So what?

 

Water quality Blocked access to spawning grounds Fishing mortality Cause of declines?

Water quality

Blocked access to spawning grounds

Fishing mortality

United States Geological Survey Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center One Migratory Way, Turners Falls, MA Research Sections Ecology Physiology Behavior Fish Passage -Dr. Alexander Haro

Research Sections

Ecology

Physiology

Behavior

Fish Passage

-Dr. Alexander Haro

 

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Goal: create appropriate slope and water velocity to allow fish to pass with minimum amount of stress, injury, delay, and mortality Technical Fishways Pool and weir Denil Steeppass

Technical Fishway Nature-like Fishway Constructed with metal, concrete, wood Same hydraulic conditions Goal: Pass target species Constructed with natural substrates Range of velocities, design site specific Goals: Stream continuity, pass all migratory fish, provide habitat Technical vs. Nature-like Fishways Steeppass Nature-like

Constructed with metal, concrete, wood

Same hydraulic conditions

Goal: Pass target species

Constructed with natural substrates

Range of velocities, design site specific

Goals: Stream continuity, pass all migratory fish, provide habitat

Town Brook, Plymouth

 

Town Brook, Plymouth Billington St. Dam 2002

Billington St. Dam 2002 Town Brook, Plymouth

Town Brook, Plymouth Nature-like Fishway

Town Brook, Plymouth Length: 30m Slope: 1:20 Width: 7-8m

A1 Off Billington St. Dam Pool & weir Fishway A6 A8 A5 A4 A7 A2 A3 Town Brook Pond Release Site ~1 km downstream Nature-like Fishway Flow Antenna Layout – Town Brook

Town Brook, Plymouth 103 fish detected at beginning of fishway 96 fish detected at top of fishway Passage: 94% completed NLF Only 5.8% pass beyond next dam Results

103 fish detected at beginning of fishway

96 fish detected at top of fishway

Passage: 94% completed NLF

Only 5.8% pass beyond next dam

Town Brook, Plymouth Off Billington St. Dam = 96 =6

Town Brook Off Billington Dam, Plymouth How many attempts did they make to pass? How long did they stay below the dam on the first attempt?

 

Ocean intercept fishery CHOIR Coalition

CHOIR Coalition

CHOIR Coalition

Who manages river herring? Federal : NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Regional : Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission States : Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Local : Town of Wellfleet Watershed Associations

Federal : NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

Regional : Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

States : Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

Local : Town of Wellfleet

Watershed Associations

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission DRAFT AMENDMENT 2 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan For SHAD AND RIVER HERRING For Public Comment (River Herring Management) http://www.asmfc.org Comments due by January 1, 2009 Public Hearing December 1,2008

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

DRAFT AMENDMENT 2 to the

Interstate Fishery Management Plan

For SHAD AND RIVER HERRING

For Public Comment

(River Herring Management)

Technical Report: A Survey of Anadromous Fish Passage in Coastal Massachusets River Herring Moratorium 2005, 2008 Dockside Sampling Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries

Technical Report: A Survey of Anadromous Fish Passage in Coastal Massachusets

River Herring Moratorium 2005, 2008

Dockside Sampling

What impacts river herring populations in the Herring River? Delay Water Quality

 

 

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