About this Chart

Declines in river herring landings over time support the need for:

  • Coast-wide population assessments
  • Habitat and fish passage restoration and assessments
  • Increased awareness for the status of river herring and resource requirements

Resource managers are typically presented with difficult to interpret figures and very large data sets to mine for useful information.

Through collaboration with Dr. Rob Vincent (MIT Sea Grant), we developed a web application that provides easy to interpret visualization of the data, with access to underlying data sets.


  • Fisheries resource managers
  • Restoration planning and design engineers
  • Fisheries Ecologists
  • Citizen Science Programs
  • Educating School Groups and the General Public

This work was funded by the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program (EPA Grant CE96173901).

For general questions regarding this research project, contact:
Dr. Robert Vincent, MIT Sea Grant (

For technical questions and comments about this web interface, contact:
Ben Bray, MIT Sea Grant ()

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