Anadromous Fish Restoration
MassWildlife Aids Anadromous Fish by:
- Stocking over 2 million fry into tributaries of the Connecticut River in MA every year.
- Monitoring fish passage at two dams on the Connecticut River, two dams on the Merrimack River, and one dam on the Westfield River.
- Trapping salmon and shad for transport to hatcheries and/or upstream release locations.
- Working through the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's license process to mandate safe and effective passage for anadromous fish at hydroelectric projects in MA.
- Working with local watershed teams to improve our freshwater habitat.
Would you like to?
- Visit a fish passage facility near you?
- Volunteer for fry stocking? Due to budget constraints, we need your help!
- Find other anadromous fish links?
Anadromous fish restoration programs in Massachusetts are a cooperative effort between:
- Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife)
- Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
- U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
These states and federal agencies are part of a compact called the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission. You can view their website that explains on-going restoration efforts, educational activities and public meetings at the CRASC website.
For Further Information, contact:
Caleb Slater, Ph.D.
Anadromous Fish Project Leader
Phone: (508) 389-6300
Fax: (508) 389-7890