If you’re interested in learning more about diadromous species in your region try checking out the list of events happening for World Fish Migration Day on April 21, 2018. Make sure to check the dates carefully as there are events going on now through May.
Personally, I’ll be taking my family to the Plymouth Herring Run Festival for a fun day with a little history and some fish biology. Plymouth is doing an amazing job restoring the herring run to Town Brook with the help of NOAA and other partners. River herring once played a huge part in the lives of native Americans and early settlers until dams prevented them from reaching spawning habitat. There are many similar projects going on across New England to help restore the alewives and blueback herring, but Plymouth is giving us a chance to see the impacts of 20 years of restoration efforts.