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Giving Native River Herring a Second Chance
by Emily Green

Thousands of dams, large and small, built over the last 250 years have cut fish off from freshwater spawning grounds, thwarting reproductive cycles that had been ongoing for eons. The impacts of these dams, on top of pollution, overfishing, and climate change, have led to a drastic decline in river herring populations – threatening their survival.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 10-14
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, CLF’s Sean Mahoney and the State of Maine celebrate the return of alewives to the St. Croix River; Gloucester Daily Times reporter Richard Gaines has died; 20 years after New England’s cod stocks collapsed, the sense of deja vu is unshakeable; in Fish Talk in the News, the first great white of the season is spotted off Cape Cod and Connecticut scales back its salmon restocking efforts.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – June 3-7
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, elvers may be the most valuable fishery you’ve never heard of; in Fish Talk in the News, puffins and squid may be in trouble and Maine celebrates the reopening of fishways on the St. Croix River.

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This Week on TalkingFish.org – April 1-5
by Leah Fine

This week on Talking Fish, Peter Shelley explains the dramatic decline of cod and the action that must be taken to save them; volunteer opportunities to help count river herring; Fish Talk in the News has updates on alewives, elvers, and white hake.

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Alewives One Step Closer to Climbing Fish Ladders up the St. Croix!
by Ivy Frignoca

After a full day of vigorous testimony (including supportive testimony from CLF) on March 25, Maine’s Marine Resources Committee today unanimously voted that LD 72, a bill that will reopen the St. Croix River to alewives, ought to pass. This is an excellent outcome. With that strong recommendation, the bill will soon go to the full Legislature…

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Déjà vu all over again on the St. Croix River
by Sean Mahoney

As mentioned in prior posts here and here, CLF’s lawsuit to reopen the St. Croix River to alewives resulted in this letter from EPA agreeing that the Maine Alewife Law violated water quality standards for the St. Croix. Yesterday, the Maine Attorney General responded to that letter here and the response is disappointing to say…