27 October 2013

• Herring Update: Dams, Runs, Bans…Excellent Read

“ This past spring the first river herring in nearly 200 years was spotted upstream of the former Hopewell Mills dam site. Sea-run fish play a major role in the ecology of Narragansett Bay, and restoring the connections between these saltwater and freshwater ecosystems will bring benefits throughout the region….

”To help protect dwindling river herring populations, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, along with Connecticut, North Carolina and Virginia, have banned harvests of river herring with zero-tolerance policies for recreational and commercial fishing.”

Photo and the full article from this link: ECORI.org

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