15 May 2013

• Berlin's New Fishway Opens Mattabesset River To Spawning Fish


“…a traffic report of sorts gave the fish count as of a few days ago. White suckers, a large bottom-feeder, had the highest count at 507. Alewives, a type of herring that moves in from the ocean to spawn in fresh water each spring, was close behind, with 438.

”Others counted were 45 rainbow trout, 17 yellow perch, 17 largemouth bass, 12 sea lamprey and smaller numbers of smallmouth bass and sea-run trout. Shad are also expected to use the fishway, although none have been spotted yet on tape.”

Read the full article at this link: Courant.com

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