After remaking the way for fish, huge increases follow for migrating herring in Mass. river
The number of herring migrating to prime spawning grounds in Mass.’ Acushnet River has increased more than tenfold since we worked with partners to install stone “fishways” at two dams on the river! The project and funds came from a $20.2-million settlement for restoration in the New Bedford Harbor area. Our region worked with NOAA and the Commonwealth to reach the settlement through the natural resource damage assessment and restoration process for decades of pollution released into the harbor. Learn more.