The Sunderland Fishery Resources Office provides technical assistance in order to protect, restore, and enhance migratory fish populations in the Connecticut River basin. The staff assists State resource management agencies with population assessments of American shad and striped bass, and helps to determine the survival of Atlantic salmon. Staff expertise in electro fishing, tracking fish using radio telemetry, spawning, habitat assessment, outreach and education, fry stocking, fish transfers, and salmon scale and tag analysis is shared with partners. Volunteers and interns are used extensively to complete the mission of this office.
The office is co-located with the Connecticut River Coordinator's Office and is just down the road from the Richard Cronin National Salmon Station in Sunderland, MA.
Since October 2004, the Sunderland FRO has not been staffed or funded.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service