14 July 2015

• Berlin Fishway Closed for Summer


“The end of the seasonal fish migration has prompted state officials to close the Stanchem Fishway, a shortcut that lets fish get around a Mattabesset River dam that had blocked upstream movement for a century.

”The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said counts at the fishway so far from its opening in mid-April through June 30 show 133 migratory fish that had been logged by the fishway's video cameras.

”The most common migratory fish to use the passage over High Pond Dam this season were 49 sea lamprey, 31 alewife, 18 blue back herring, 15 American shad, 11 gizzard shad, 6 sea-run trout and 1 American eel.….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: HartfordCourant

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