Connecticut River Coordinator's Office
Northeast Region
 
Photo of American shad viewed through a window at the Holyoke Dam - Photo credit:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Photo of American shad viewed through a window at the Holyoke Dam. Credit: USFWS

Note: Only observed fish are counted, therefore these totals do not represent all returns.

Total Fish Passage Counts

Includes dams up to and including the Holyoke Dam.

Species   Count

Alewife

 

1

American Shad

 

156,352

Atlantic Salmon

 

214

ATS, Released

 

16

Blueback Herring

 

21

Gizzard Shad

 

134

American Eel

 

2,228

Other (Angled)

 

1

Other (ATS)

 

6

Sea Lamprey

 

19,117

Shortnose Sturgeon

 

2

Striped Bass

 

144

Atlantic Sturgeon

 

1

Fish Passage Counts by Dam

Dam River Location Species Total
  Eight Mile River   Other (ATS) 1
 
Leesville Salmon River Leesville, CT Alewife 1
Atlantic Salmon 20
Other (Angled) 1
Other (ATS) 4
 
Rainbow Dam Farmington River Poquonock, CT American Shad 73
Atlantic Salmon 44
American Eel 1
Other (ATS) 1
Sea Lamprey 205
Striped Bass 1
 
W. Springfield Project Westfield River West Springfield, MA American Shad 1,534
Atlantic Salmon 34
ATS, Released 2
Americal Eel 2,287
Sea Lamprey 1,276
Striped Bass 1
 
Holyoke Dam Connecticut River Holyoke, MA American Shad 154,745
Atlantic Salmon 115
ATS, Released 14
Blueback Herring 21
Gizzard Shad 134
Sea Lamprey 17,636
Shortnose Sturgeon 2
Striped Bass 142
Atlantic Sturgeon 1
 
Gatehouse Dam Connecticut River Turners Falls, MA American Shad 1,500
 
Vernon Dam Connecticut River Vernon, VT American Shad 133
ATS, Passed
4
ATS, Captured
1
Sea Lamprey
2,895
 
Bellows Falls Dam Connecticut River Bellows Falls, VT Sea Lamprey 256

 

 

 

 

 
Last updated: September 7, 2010
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