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Learn more about the diverse aquatic habitats in the northeast!
The Northeast Region Fisheries Program developed a list of Species of Conservation and Management Concern to help focus the agency efforts. These are the fish and mussels that we work to conserve. The list of species was established with consideration for our federal authority and responsibility, the likelihood that our conservation measures would make a difference to the resource, that our efforts would be complemented and supported by our partners, and the likelihood for social or economic benefits for the public. In order to help you get to know these creatures, the list of species (below) is linked to other sources of information, photos and videos.
Common name (Latin name)
Species ProfilesNatureServe is a non-profit organization that provides a great deal of information on rare an endangered species through a website called NatureServe Explorer (http://www.natureserve.org/explorer/). Data searches on the common or Latin name of fish and freshwater mussels yield a variety of information and references covering topics including species status, distribution, and life history. This is a handy tool for gaining a quick perspective on species of conservation and management concern in the Northeast
Migrating species of fish are often counted as they pass dams on major rivers and even on some tributaries.
You can follow the status of these fish runs at the following websites:
Connecticut River daily and historic counts are listed under the Recreational Fishing tab at: http://www.fws.gov/r5crc
The Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission posts trap counts for Maine rivers: http://www.maine.gov/dmr/searunfish/salmontraps.shtml
Learn about the history of fisheries in the northeast:
Fisheries biologists hard at work...
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