World Migratory Fish Day Lecture

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Thursday, January 16, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wildlands Trust
Wildlands Trust
675 Long Pond Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360

Join the Wildlands Trust for Old Friends in a New World: Early English Settlers’ Annual Calendars of New England Fish Arrivals, a public talk by Dr. Matthew McKenzie!

Why are we talking about river herring, striped bass and eels on the 400th anniversary year of the Pilgrims’ landing in Plymouth? What role did these fish play in early colonial life? What evidence do we have of that? This talk will discuss not only the importance herring played in the Pilgrims’ initial site selection, but also how subsequent settlers paid close attention to arrival times of various species as they established farming communities.

Join Dr. Matthew McKenzie, Professor of History at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point, to learn how migratory fish have supported humans in New England for centuries, and how they continue to be important to humans and wildlife today.

The World Migratory Fish Day Lecture Series is brought to you by the Town of Plymouth Department of Marine and Environmental Affairs in partnership with Wildlands Trust and Woods Hole Sea Grant. The Town of Plymouth will be celebrating its 400th anniversary in 2020 and stream restoration will be a highlight of the celebrations. In recognition of years of effort, the Town of Plymouth was designated the North American Headquarters for World Fish Migration Day 2020.

No registration is necessary. Seating is first come, first serve. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

Cost: Free

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Phone: (774) 343-5121
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River herring swim upstream from the Bay to spawn in fresh water every spring. (Image: NOAA Division of Marine Fisheries)

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