NANFA-- RE: Alewives at the ladder

Richard J Rego (
Thu, 12 Apr 2001 12:18:25 -0400

Hey All,

Earlier this morning I met up with NANFA member Bill Dalpe at the fish
ladder on the Palmer River _at_ Shad Factory Falls. We were in Rehoboth MA.
We are in the process of rebuilding the old/damaged/wrongly designed
ladder and I had to meet up with Bill to give him some information on the
project. While we were there, we noticed that the alewives/herring
(Alosa sp.) were already migrating, and were assembling at the mouth of
the ladder. We could see there dorsal and caudal fins sticking out of
the water.

As we were surveying the area in regards to the project, we ended up
near the dam. We noticed some herring that had gone past the mouth of
the fish ladder and were trying to jump the falls/ no avail. As
you may know, alewives and herring aren't the greatest jumpers..but they
can swim like a ba***rd! As usual, the seagulls were hanging out,
waiting for an easy meal. We have a meeting later in April in regards to
the fish ladder project, I will keep you posted on it.

From rainy New England,

Rick Rego, Regional Rep.
MA/New England NANFA
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