Gaspereau fish population rebounds in St. Croix River

More than 93,000 gaspereau returned to the St. Croix River this year, making it the highest fish count in 17 years and four times the 10-year average. In 1998 there were 177,000 fish. The St. Croix River was reopened to gaspereau in the spring of 2013. Prior to that, the government of Maine had blocked the river to prevent the fish from migrating to their spawning grounds since 1995. State legislators claimed they were protecting the smallmouth bass, an introduced fish favoured by anglers. The fish population dropped significantly since the state’s actions. Read the rest here 08:12

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