Tag Archives: habitat degradation

Alewives and Blueback Herring haven’t rebounded

But like many fish, herring face a veritable Pandora’s box of pressure. Habitat degradation, the damming of rivers, overfishing and pollution have cut their numbers drastically, by as much as 95 percent by some esitimates. Read more here capecodonline  13:13

Outdoors: Both man and nature must share blame for demise of shellfish

Several factors are implicated in their demise. Over-fishing, pollution, habitat degradation, diseases and bad weather can all affect the highly vulnerable 2-year scallop life cycle. My brother Gary, who has shell-fished the Cape all his life, connects their disappearance with the loss of our eel-grass beds. [email protected]