Joint Project Looks to Track Herring Population in Lagoon Pond
On Tuesday, a group of town officials and biologists gathered at Lagoon Pond to install an underwater camera to monitor the pond’s herring population, which for many years has seen a long decline.
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New Regulations Push Herring Trawlers Further Offshore
Will Sennott
As part of a long-term grassroots effort, federal regulators recently passed legislation to protect dwindling Atlantic herring stocks.
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Big Herring Catch At Tashmoo Likely
Vineyard Gazette
The approach of spring is heralded on the Vineyard, as well as at many other points on the coast, by the running of fish. Fish are to be had at any month in the year if one knows how and where to get them, but no movement of a school or body takes place during the winter in the waters near the shore or the land-locked lakes and ponds.
 
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Blockade Runners Once Used This Historic Creek
The work of dredging now going on at Tashmoo Creek focuses attention upon one of the historical landmarks of the Island and one of which very little is remembered or preserved. Indians called this locality Chappaquansett, and old records refer to the creek as Chappaquansett Creek, rather than Tashmoo. It is evident that the Indians frequented this place in the olden days, as sizable middens have been located nearby and others are presumably buried beneath the shifting sands or have been washed out to sea.
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Island Fishermen Hail Strict New Limits to Save North Atlantic Herring
Noah Asimow
The New England Fishery Management Council voted last week to limit both the scope and size of the commercial herring catch for the next three years.
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River Herring Continue Their Steep Decline
Steve Myrick

Despite strict conservation measures, river herring are in deep trouble all along the Massachusetts coast including on the Vineyard.

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Many Hands (and Shovels) Make Wet Work at James Pond
Alex Elvin

James Pond was the place to be on Tuesday, as fishermen, town officials and others pulled on waders to help clear a channel for herring.

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State, Town Give Green Light to Hand Digging at James Pond Cut
Alex Elvin

With support from officials, a group of residents will get out their shovels and widen a channel between James Pond and Vineyard Sound.

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James Pond Cut Is Subject for Study by Town, State
Alex Elvin

Longstanding efforts to widen a historic herring run and improve circulation in James Pond are gaining momentum. The 50-acre pond is tucked along the north shore of West Tisbury.

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Snowdrops Are Nice, but Herring Are Heart of a Fisherman's Spring
Mark Alan Lovewell

The ocean may still be as blue as it was in January, but there is a new fragrance that goes with a warming ocean. Is it too soon to think of a bluefish blitz at Wasque?

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