The homecoming represents ecological and economic benefits for the region, as well as significant cultural benefits for the Passamaquoddy and other tribes.
Flier by Paul Bisulca
Service and partners celebrate herring homecoming, pledge continued support for Maine river
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service joins tribal and federal trustees, state and nongovernmental partners, and Canadian officials today to celebrate the reopening of St. Croix River's Grand Falls Dam fish ladder, which has been closed for more than two decades, limiting river herring to just 2 percent of their historic spawning grounds on the river. With the removal of a wooden obstruction at the dam, herring will now be able to reach more than 50 percent of upstream lake habitat. The St. Croix River, which forms the border between Maine and New Brunswick, has the potential to become one of the largest alewife runs in the U.S.
Published on: Wednesday, June 05,2013