Richardson Bay Spawning

This week staff documented an ongoing spawn in Richardson Bay. Based on our observations small schools of herring have been moving into the shallow areas and

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Pacific herring – CDFW

spawning on the eelgrass and other subtidal algae in the anchorage. At weeks end the egg deposition was overall light compared to some of our more recent events.  There were a small number of birds and marine mammals working the area as well. Staff will continue to monitor for additional spawning activity. This event brings the total number of spawning events to 11 for the season.