Connor and Rowan caught 59 herring down at Crescent Harbor.
Herring roe on kelp cast on the shore near Agua Vista park.
Shoals of Pacific Herring are just off shore of the bay today. There are dozens of fisherman catching them with nets thrown from boats or from the pier at Agua Vista park. The sea lions are down here to hunt, as well.
Caught seine netting for sand lances off Jackson beach.
long, silver scaled
Extensive spawning activity extending from the the shoal outside Deep Bay then south and east along the Vancouver Island shore
Major spawing event. Attracted a large number of gulls (32,000 Glaucous-winged, 2,000 Thayer's Gulls and small numbers of other gulls). A lot of Pacific Herring eggs on the beach attached to a variety of species of algae.
Herring roe washed up on the beach at Goose Spit Park in Comox BC. Tide at time of observation (11:00am) was low, but roe was observed at the previous high tide strand line.
An excellent account of the start of the spawning season in Howe Sound and view from the Cheif.
Clupea is genus of planktivorous bony fish belonging to the family Clupeidae, commonly known as herrings. They are found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Pacific and the North Atlantic oceans, including the Baltic Sea. Three species of Clupea are recognized. The main taxa, the Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) and the Pacific herring (Clupea pallasii) may each be divided into subspecies. Herrings are forage fish moving in vast schools, coming in spring to the...