28 May 2015

• Atlantic Menhaden Kills Reported in Connecticut Estuaries Over Memorial Day Weekend

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is studying potential causes of multiple natural fish kills reported during the past week in coastal waters.

The kills, which have been reported in several locations on the Thames River between Norwich and the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Groton, in the lower Connecticut River, in Clinton Harbor and on the Quinnipiac River involve hundreds to thousands of Atlantic menhaden at each location.

Small numbers of fish kills of other species have also been reported in these areas.

CTDEEP requests that anyone witnessing a fish kill in other coastal locations in the state contact the Marine Fisheries Division by telephone at 860-434-6043 or by email at deep.marine.fisheries@ct.gov.

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