Herring Reintroduced to Pawtuxet River

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Cranston Herald: On April 29, the RI Department of Environmental Management and volunteers from the Adult Correctional Institution brought 1,000 herring to the Pawtuxet River during the morning hours. All the fish were caught in Connecticut.

“Beginning in spring of 2012, [DEM] began a multi-year stocking program on the lower Pawtuxet for both river herring and American shad to help re-establish these annual migratory fish runs from Narragansett Bay,” said Rita Holahan, treasurer of the Pawtuxet River Authority (PRA). “This fish stocking program is sponsored by DEM and U.S. Fish & Wildlife, with logistical support from the Pawtuxet River Authority and Watershed Council.”

Read more about efforts to restore herring run on the Pawtuxet River.