Tremont, ME, Seeks to Improve Seal Cove Pond Herring Run

Seacoast Online: Local and state agencies are teaming up to figure out how to increase the alewife population in Seal Cove Pond [in Tremont, Maine].

Voters laid the groundwork for this focus at this year’s annual town meeting in May when they approved Articles 39 and 40. Article 39 was a request for the town to vote to inform the State of Maine’s Department of Marine Resources that the town would like to maintain its rights to river herring, also known as alewives. Article 40 authorized selectmen to lease the alewife fishway at the Seal Cove Pond outlet to the entity that would conduct the fishway to the best advantage of the fish and regulate it on behalf of the town.

Read more about the efforts to improve the herring run on Seal Cove Pond.