The Mid-Atlantic Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office represents the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and the Delaware River Basin Commission, and works to protect water resources in both river basins. The office provides oversight for a multistate, federal and private effort to restore American shad and other migratory fish to historic spawning areas of the Susquehanna River, and collaborates with partners in the Delaware River and Delaware Estuary to protect and restore migratory fishes throughout the Delaware River watershed. The office also works with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and its state and federal partners to assess the status and health of interjurisdictional fish species and makes recommendations for their protection, restoration and harvest.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announces that a new Migratory Fish Management and Restoration Plan for the Susquehanna River Basin (Plan) was approved by a unanimous vote of the Susquehanna River Anadromous Fish Restoration Cooperative (SRAFRC), Policy Committee. The new Plan will be used by SRAFRC and others in managing and restoring migratory fish resources in the Susquehanna River Basin. The full Plan is available at the links below.
SRAFRC 2010 Migratory Fish Management Plan (pdf - 1.39MB)
Sheila Eyler, Project Leader