Tag Archives: habitat restoration projects

Maine’s river herring making dramatic comeback

River herring – in the midst of a dramatic comeback in Maine’s rivers with the recent removal of dams that blocked their spawning runs for decades – had a banner spring run this year, with millions of fish traveling up the Kennebec and Penobscot and the best run in decades recorded on the St. Croix. This was despite heavy rains this spring that created extra challenges for the fish. The recovery of the small schooling fish is having dramatic secondary effects, as they represent a perfect food source for everything from bald eagles to Atlantic cod, and researchers anticipate future benefits as the herring’s numbers grow in the coming decade. click here to read the story 10:10

NOAA’s National Marine Fisheris Service is back to work, and they’re giving away plenty of loot!

nmfs_logo$36 Million in Funding for Coastal Habitat Restoration Projects to Benefit Fish In the Northeast Region, In the Southeast Region, In the Northwest  Region, In the Southwest Region, In the Great Lakes, 16:21