PO Box 51, Dresden, Maine 04342 info@alewifeharvesters.org 207-441-3006

Gouldsboro Fishery

Source: Maine ASMFC River Herring Sustainable Fishing PlanĀ 

The Maine Department of Marine Resources manages this pond for a commercial escapement of 35 fish per acre. The spawning escapement need for this system is 3,500 river herring passed upstream through three closed days per week during the season. The management plan has achieved returns to meet the target escapement developed for this system 95% of the years during the past 20-year period or passed the entire run upstream. The run is all alewife and spawning does not occur below the fishery for either species.