Pembroke: Herring Fisheries Festival is this Sunday

Photo Credit: Bill Boulter on Facebook

Photo Credit: Bill Boulter on Facebook

A day to celebrate lots of hard work helping to keep an important tradition alive with the annual migration and spawning of herring to area ponds. In Pembroke, the Herring Fisheries Commission has been working at this for over 6 years and has been recognized by the state Department of Marine Fisheries. Allowing for the first time in many years to actually catch a limited amount of the fish to cook this Sunday.



Pembroke Selectman Bill Boulter says the Native American Wampanogs have long been an important part of celebrating the herring’s migration and spawning.



Some local native Americans will be joining in the Pembroke Fisheries Festival.



The Festival is this Sunday, May 19th from 1 to 5 by the Lucky Dawg on Mattakeesett Street.

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