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

2000 Connecticut River Migratory Fish Counts

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   5
American Shad   228,859
Atlantic Salmon   77
ATS, Released   13
Blueback Herring   10,588
Gizzard Shad   38,124
Sea Lamprey   24,090
Striped Bass   489

Fish Passage Counts by Dam

Dam River Location Species Total
Leesville Dam Salmon River Leesville, CT Atlantic Salmon 8
Rainbow Dam Farmington River Poquonock, CT Alewife 5
American Shad 259
Atlantic Salmon 6
Blueback Herring 1
Gizzard Shad 43
Sea Lamprey 1,014
DSI Dam Westfield River West Springfield, MA American Shad 3,558
Atlantic Salmon 11
ATS, Released 1
Gizzard Shad 122
Sea Lamprey 2,040
Holyoke Dam Connecticut River Holyoke, MA American Shad 225,042
Atlantic Salmon 52
ATS, Released 12
Blueback Herring 10,587
Gizzard Shad 37,959
Sea Lamprey 21,036
Striped Bass 489
Gatehouse Dam Connecticut River Turners Falls, MA American Shad 2,590
Atlantic Salmon 5
Gizzard Shad 199
Sea Lamprey 1,350
Striped Bass 0
Vernon Dam Connecticut River Vernon, VT American Shad 1,536
Atlantic Salmon 5
Blueback Herring 3
Gizzard Shad 36
Sea Lamprey 729
Bellows Falls Dam Connecticut River Bellows Falls, VT Atlantic Salmon 2





Last updated: September 7, 2010
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