World Migratory Fish Day Lecture: Part 5

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Wildlands Trust
Wildlands Trust
675 Long Pond Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360

Join the Wildlands Trust for Did the Holmes Dam Removal Work? River Herring Migration in Town Brook Before and After Restoration a public talk by Abigail Archer!

Join Abigail Archer, Fisheries & Aquaculture Specialist with Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension, will discuss the life history of river herring, how to evaluate projects designed to make migration easier for fish, the journey river herring take in Town Brook every spring, and results of the PIT tagging program before and after the removal of the Holmes Dam.

River herring are a keystone species in our local river and oceanic ecosystems, providing food for predatory fish, birds, and mammals. Plymouth has been steadily improving the situation for river herring in Town Brook since 2002 with dam removal projects and the construction of fish ladders.

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.

Cost: Free

For more information:
Phone: (774) 343-5121
Category: Wildlands Trust
Hosted By: Wildlands Trust
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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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