Parks Fills Bx. River With 400 Herring

Several alewife herring were ready to make the Bronx River their new home.
Photo by Malcolm Pinckney, NYC Parks

NYC Parks, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Bronx River Alliance and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection stocked the Bronx River with 400 alewife herring on Thursday, April 20 in efforts to restore a native migratory fish run in the city’s largest freshwater river.

The fish stocking builds upon an ongoing effort to re-establish a self-sustaining population of these native fish serving as an important food source for larger fish, birds and other wildlife in our ocean, estuaries and rivers.

(l-r) Steve Gephard, CT Fisheries; Marit Larson, NYC Parks chief of Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources; Jennifer Greenfield, NYC Parks assistant commissioner of Forestry, Horticulture and Natural Resources and Liam Kavanagh, NYC parks first deputy commissioner.
Photo by Malcolm Pinckney, NYC Parks

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