For the second year in a row, a coalition has restocked the Bronx River with alewife, a type of river herring. NYC Parks, the Bronx River Alliance, the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) released the fish as part of an ongoing effort to re-establish a population of these native fish in one of the nation’s most urbanized waterways.
CT DEEP trapped and transported the fish from Connecticut to the Bronx via a dedicated Fish Tank-er trunk, releasing the fish into the river through a large hose. Watch a video of the release here.
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