Richardson Bay, Point Richmond Herring Spawn Report, San Francisco Bay

Pacific Herring spawning continued in two locations in San Francisco Bay through the weekend. The Richardson Bay anchorage had good spawn coverage on the eelgrass and red algae beds. This spawn extended well into the bird sanctuary.

The Point Richmond spawn was also active through the weekend. Intertidal spawns occurred from the area near Cypress Point around to the inner harbor of Point Richmond. Spawning also occurred on the eelgrass beds in this location. Bird activity and cast netting continued throughout the day today as herring moved around the old ferry terminal. Staff will continue to monitor the area to see if any new spawning occurs.


post by Tom Greiner, CDFW Environmental Scientist