Sausalito Herring Spawn

Herring once again moved into Richardson Bay and spawned along the Sausalito waterfront this week. A school moved in on Monday-Tuesday and almost immediately began to spawn, bringing along the usual flurry of marine mammals and birds looking for a herring meal. The commercial fleet was also active, landing just over 90 tons of herring.


Herring Fleet at Dawn- View from Sausalito

This brings the season total to 493 tons of commercially landed herring. Things do however appear to be winding down for the year and we only expect one or two smaller spawns to wrap up the season. At present we have recorded 12 spawn events around San Francisco Bay, the typical amount of activity we see in a season. Surveys will continue through March so there maybe more to come.