Humpback Whales Return to Feed in Long Island Sound: What Does It Mean?

Last month, boaters in Long Island Sound were astonished to encounter humpback whales in the wild – a rare thrill for humans indicating an increasingly healthy food web in the sensitive waters of the Sound. After decades of absence, whales have started returning to the Sound in recent years to feed on increasing numbers of forage […]

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A Big Win for Forage Fish

In a move praised by both commercial and conservation interests, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) agreed Tuesday to a ten-percent increase to the total allowable catch (TAC) for Atlantic menhaden.

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The Forage Fish that Feed the Sound’s Ecosystem

For thousands of years, Connecticut’s streams and rivers have witnessed an amazing annual rite of passage. Every spring, alewife and blueback herring, collectively known as river herring, travel from the ocean to freshwater to spawn. After hatching, the young remain in freshwater to grow, and in the fall, return to Long Island Sound. The river […]

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