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New Canaan students release salmon into Connecticut River

Aug 1st, 2013 | By

New Canaan Country School fourth-graders are part of a statewide environmental conservation effort to repopulate Atlantic salmon in the Connecticut River. On May 23, they traveled to the Salmon River State Forest in East Hampton. After meeting with scientists, they carefully released baby salmon — or fry — which they had raised into the river’s

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Connecticut scales back salmon stocking program

Jun 11th, 2013 | By

After more than 40 years of stocking millions upon millions of baby salmon hatchlings, or “fry,” in rivers throughout Connecticut and the other states — and after floods during Hurricane Irene wrecked the federal hatchery in Vermont — the U.S. government and Connecticut’s three salmon restoration partners have called it quits. For more on this

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Federal government abandons quest to return salmon to Connecticut River

Aug 5th, 2012 | By

The dream seemed tantalizingly within reach: restoring majestic Atlantic salmon to the Connecticut River, where dams had blocked the waterway so completely the overfished population became extinct. Now, almost 50 years and more than $25 million later, the federal government is giving up on restocking the river. For more on this story, visit: Federal government

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Attempts to bring salmon back to the Connecticut River aren’t doing much

May 8th, 2012 | By

Every year, hatchery trucks dump hundreds of thousands of little salmon “fry” into Connecticut River system streams. It’s part of a four-decade-long attempt to bring back an iconic fish that disappeared from these waters in the early 1800s. It isn’t working. No one is exactly sure why it’s not working. And, despite the millions of

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Big fish gets him in hot water

Aug 29th, 2011 | By

Ryan McCullough has been fishing since childhood, for some 15 or 16 of his 22 years, and initially he was thrilled with his July 25 catch in the White River, just downstream of the federal fish hatchery in Stockbridge, Vt. “The second I pulled it out, I was like, ‘Wow!’ ’’ recounted McCullough, whose catch

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