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The Board of Selectmen has named Mark Amorello to the new position of herring superintendent. The duties of the volunteer, part-time post include overseeing the town’s herring commission, working to ensure the herring run is managed properly, and educating the public about the herring run, which is the water route in Pembroke that river herring follow when they migrate to town during spawning. Amorello, who own a metal-fabricating business, has deep roots in fishing and fisheries management, and has been a member of the state’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Commission for more than 20 years. Noting that “river herring fisheries [are] in trouble from their southern range to here,” Amorello said he looked forward to using his experience and connections in fisheries management to help bring it back.

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