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Richard Cronin National Salmon Station

The Richard Cronin National Salmon Station was once used to collect adult Atlantic Salmon trapped at the Holyoke Dam on the Connecticut River and the DSI Dam on the Westfield River for spawning. The hatchery incubated eggs and released fry into streams throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and New Hampshire. With the 2012 announcement that the Service would no longer rear salmon for restoration in the Connecticut River, the future status of the hatchery is under review.

Hatchery employees and volunteers provide educational programs for local schools and groups and special fishing programs for veterans and the disabled throughout the year.

The Cronin Salmon Station is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:00. It is located off of Route 116 in Sunderland, about 3 miles south of the town center. Turn East onto East Plumtree Road, which is next to a gas station.

Richard Cronin National Salmon Station
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
51 East Plumtree Road
Sunderland, MA 01375
Phone: (413) 548-9010
Fax: (413) 548-9010 (call first)
E-mail: micky_novak@fws.gov

 
Last updated: January 17, 2013
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