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Federal agency won’t list Connecticut river herring species as threatened or endangered

Aug 8th, 2013 | By

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration won’t list alewife or blueback herring — important “forage” fish known collectively as river herring — as threatened or endangered at this time, the agency announced Wednesday. For more on this story, visit: Federal agency won’t list Connecticut river herring species as threatened or endangered- The New Haven Register

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River herring are being taken by factory ships and this must stop |

Jul 5th, 2012 | By

The small, silvery river herring is unlikely to be on anyone’s “favorite fish” list. But river herring are important to Connecticut’s ecosystem; they are eaten by ospreys, otters, cormorants, and fish such as striped bass and bluefish. That’s why for several years it has been illegal to catch river herring in any Connecticut waters, including

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Rain sparks river herring run up Mianus River

Apr 30th, 2012 | By

GREENWICH — Last weekend’s rain not only helped water a dry earth, it also sparked a massive one-day rush by river herring through the fishway at the Mianus River dam. “There were so many fish that they were falling out of the chute,” Michael Aurelia said about the scene last Monday as 46,000 herring fought

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Hopeful signs for Connecticut river herring: Threatened alewives, blueback herring may be on rebound (video, photos)

Apr 29th, 2012 | By

It’s a bit too early in alewife and blueback herring spawning season and too many questions remain for river watchers to call the remarkable herring runs they’re seeing in some parts of the state this year a comeback, or even the start of one. The New Haven Register reports.

Restoring River Herring Might Require Curtailing the Ocean Bycatch

Sep 26th, 2011 | By

he incredible amounts of silt that washed down the Hudson and Connecticut rivers after Irene probably didn’t do much good for fish in those rivers. I blogged about it here, after asking Tom Lake, of the Hudson River Estuary Program, about it. The long term affect probably won’t be terrible, he told me: “that is

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