First, the little fish: The herring count* officially closed.
The final talley: 31,063 herring observed at the ladder.
That extrapolates out to a herring run of around a rough quarter-million or so:
While this appears to be a modest uptick in the run year-to-year, the error bars are large.
With only three years of counting, it's actually possible there's been no change at all, or even a slight decline:
They need more data points before they can firm up the information, but at least the early trend appears to be good.
Thus endeth the thread on the little fish.
*Herring count info/previous posts: