Climate change workshop on July 18-19, 2012 at NOAA Fisheries Northeast Regional Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA
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NOAA will conduct a series of workshops to gather more information on the status and threats to alewife and blueback herring, collectively known as river herring. NOAA received a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council in August 2011 to list river herring as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. After reviewing available information, agency scientists and policy managers determined that a full review of the health of these species’ populations was warranted.