By Patricia Smith
Fish Eye Editor
Each week this summer Cynthia Kroswek and Kelly Smith set beach seines at different spots along the Albemarle Sound then hauled the nets to shore.
It was a ritual for the two N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries technicians, who were sampling the juvenile fish population to see how many they catch.
“Each time we do it, we do it in the exact same spot,” said Kroswek, who was hired to work with the river herring program.
They pulled in silversides, crab, needlefish, bay anchovies, spot, bluegills and a variety of other species – just not river herring.
“This year, we haven’t caught any river herring yet,” said Kroswek, during one of her August rounds.
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