Pacific herring

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Pacific herring is an important species because it consumes zooplankton and other small forage, and in turn becomes a signficiant food source for birds, large fish, and marine mammals. Herring spawn annually in specific spawning areas, and attach their eggs to sumbmerged aquatic vegetation, like eelgrass and macroalgaethe precise term for seaweed including kelps.. Some herring populations appear to be declining.

Notes

Herring Spawning Locations

The following distinct stocks are identified by WDFW with links provided where we have wiki pages:

South/Central

North

  • Fidalgo Bay
  • Samish/Portage Bay
  • Interior San Juan Islands
  • Northwest San Juan Island
  • Semiahmoo Bay
  • Cherry Point
  • Strait of Juan De Fuca
  • Discovery Bay Ecosystem
  • Dungeness/Sequim Bay