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

Historic Fish Counts

Year

Atlantic Salmon
(All facilities)

American Shad
(River Estimate)

American Shad
(Holyoke only)

Blueback Herring
(Holyoke only)

Sea Lamprey
(Holyoke only)

Gizzard Shad
(Holyoke only)

1967

0

750,000

19,000

356

46

0

1968

0

950,000

25,000

(not counted)

(not counted)

0

1969

0

1,110,000

45,000

(not counted)

(not counted)

0

1970

0

1,140,000

66,000

188

(not counted)

0

1971

0

1,130,000

53,000

302

(not counted)

0

1972

0

390,000

26,000

188

(not counted)

0

1973

0

350,000

25,000

302

(not counted)

0

1974

1

950,000

53,000

504

(not counted)

0

1975

3

850,000

110,000

1,600

23,000

0

1976

2

940,000

350,000

4,700

32,000

0

1977

7

360,000

200,000

33,000

52,000

0

1978

90

560,000

140,000

38,000

43,000

0

1979

58

560,000

260,000

40,000

31,000

0

1980

175

690,000

380,000

200,000

34,000

0

1981

529

910,000

380,000

420,000

53,000

0

1982

90

940,000

290,000

590,000

26,000

0

1983

39

1,570,000

530,000

450,000

29,000

0

1984

92

1,230,000

500,000

480,000

22,000

0

1985

310

730,000

480,000

630,000

40,000

0

1986

318

750,000

350,000

520,000

20,000

27

1987

353

590,000

270,000

360,000

23,000

94

1988

95

650,000

290,000

340,000

16,000

95

1989

109

980,000

350,000

290,000

15,000

294

1990

263

820,000

360,000

390,000

22,000

927

1991

203

1,200,000

520,000

410,000

41,000

486

1992

490

1,630,000

720,000

310,000

28,000

1,100

1993

198

750,000

340,000

100,000

23,000

326

1994

326

330,000

170,000

32,000

30,000

165

1995

188

300,000

190,000

110,000

19,000

2,100

1996

260

670,000

280,000

55,000

45,000

1,100

1997

199

660,000

300,000

64,000

32,000

2,100

1998

300

640,000

320,000

12,000

100,000

1,000

1999

154

480,000

190,000

2,700

21,000

35,000

2000

77

428,000

225,000

11,000

21,000

38,000

2001

40

740,000

270,000

11,000

49,000

5,000

2002

44

687,000

370,000

1,900

73,000

3,000

2003

43

527,000

280,000

1,300

53,000

800

2004

69

351,000

192,000

151

59,000

279

2005

186

N/A *

116,511

534

28,134

126

2006

214

N/A *

155,000

21

18,000

134

2007

141

N/A *

158,807

75

39,933

73

2008

141

N/A *

156,492

89

66,521

110

2009

75

N/A*

160,649

39

18,996

68

2010

51 N/A* 164,439 76 39,782 370

2011

111 N/A* 244,177 138 19,136 423

Totals
 
5,933   10,830,898 5,910,669 1,286,366 92,774

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Last updated: February 14, 2012
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