River Restoration

Title

River Restoration

Series Title

Harvesters' Perspectives on Alewives, Bluebacks, and Eels in Downeast Maine

Identifier

MEU-V-14-001

Files

Link to Video

Creator

Maine Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries

Video Editor

Julia Beaty

Producer

Julia Beaty

Creation Date

7-30-2014

Duration

00:04:42

Geographic Focus

Downeast Maine

Topics

Narrative histories of alewife/blueback herring and American eel fisheries

Keywords

Downeast Maine, Maine fisheries, Alewives, River Herring

Summary

Diadromous fish are those that spend part of their lives in freshwater and part at sea. There are many diadromous fish species in the rivers of Downeast Maine. These species represent important links between freshwater and marine ecosystems and have traditionally supported commercial, recreational and personal use fisheries in Downeast Maine. These fish and the fisheries they support have been negatively impacted by habitat loss due to the construction of dams and other obstructions in Maine's rivers. Much work is being done to restore and improve the river habitat.

Comments

A project of Maine Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries With funding from NOAA's Preserve America Initiative. This project led to an expanded survey of alewife/blueback herring harvesters along the Atlantic Coast.

River Restoration

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