04 October 2012

• Connecticut DEEP Begins Fall Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Stocking

“The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) today announced that its 2012 autumn stockings of broodstock Atlantic salmon have begun. DEEP’s Inland Fisheries Division recently released 700 salmon into the Naugatuck River, Mount Tom Pond and Crystal Lake (Ellington). Early next week, DEEP will be releasing 300 salmon into the Shetucket River.

”The broodstock Atlantic salmon stocked in Connecticut were raised in state hatcheries to provide eggs for the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Restoration Program and are the progeny of sea-run fish that returned to the Connecticut River. Beginning in 1992, surplus and spawned fish have been made available to provide a recreational fishery for Connecticut anglers.”

Source: CTDEEP

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