Mill River Blog reports that after 200 years, river herring (bluebacks) have been spotted in the Mill River above the Hopewell Mills dam in Taunton, Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries recently set up a video monitoring station at Reed and Barton, and has been recording a stream of video footage.
Many fish species use the river and, from what has been reviewed, they include yellow perch, chain pickerel, trout and now river herring.
Because this is a large project that includes removal of 3 dams and building a fish ladder, it provides a perfect opportunity to study the response of this river system to restoration efforts.
Monitoring will continue with each removal, and a monitoring system will be put in place at the fish ladder as well.
To monitor the project, CLICK HERE.
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