U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


The American eel spawns and hatches in the ocean waters of the Sargasso Sea, near Bermuda, about 2 million square miles of warm water in the North Atlantic. The larvae of this snake-like fish drift with the currents for about a year to find homes throughout their huge range, from Greenland to Venezuela. Many eels migrate north and make it all the way to Lake Ontario. A champion migrator if I’ve ever… Read More

An effort to restore the Mill River in Taunton, MA, recently concluded with the removal of the West Britannia Dam, restoring access for migratory fish and preventing flooding in the community.

The Service shares an Outdoor News piece recognizing a series of culvert upgrades in New York for their effects on brook trout habitat.