Competing bills for alewife repopulation toe lines of international jurisdiction

ST. STEPHEN, New Brunswick – The Maine Legislature’s Committee on Marine Resources will listen Monday to the public’s views on three bills that affect St. Croix River alewives. The committee will hold a public hearing in Augusta on bills to open a fishway at the Grand Falls dam to allow alewives to return to historic spawning beds in the international river. “Canada wants open fish passage on the St. Croix River right through the system,” he said. “Science shows that alewives pose no threat to smallmouth bass.” American federal authorities seem to support Canada’s stance. continue

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