Boston.com: A $56,000 state grant designated to improve fish runs in the First Herring Brook is only the most recent initiative to bring [river herring] back to Scituate [Massachusetts], but by no means will it be the last.
The herring, an important forage fish to those higher on the food chain and an ecological marker of how well an area is doing, has dwindled in recent years as water consumption increases and there is less of a brook for the fish to spawn in.
The problem is one Scituate officials, alongside those at the North – South River Watershed Association, have been working on for some time.
To watch a video of river herring being trucked to their spawning grounds because of a broken fish ladder in Pembroke, Massachusetts, CLICK HERE.
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