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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You can help put independent observers on all commercial herring boats

Please ask federal fishery managers to protect river herring and shad by requiring independent observers on every industrial fishing trawl trip.

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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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