- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Federal fisheries regulators are conducting a survey of river herring harvesters to get a better handle on how to restore the fish’s population on the East Coast.

NOAA Fisheries is seeking information from people who have harvested alewives and blueback herring for commercial, recreational or personal use over the past 20 years. Regulators say they are looking to better inform the agency about subjects such as changes in fish run timing, distribution and fish size.

NOAA says the information will be used to cross-reference scientifically collected data and help the agency identify new opportunities for restoration.

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Online: https://www.greateratlantic.fisheries.noaa.gov/stories/2014/surveykickoffonRiverHerringinaugust.html

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