River Herring in the Bronx River
New York City is now getting into the act, releasing a mess of alewives taken from Brides Brook in East Lyme into the Bronx River, at the Bronx Zoo. Here’s how the Times covered it.
Alewives and blueback herring, which are smaller relatives of American shad, are in dire shape in the northeast, and need all the help they can get. Click on April 2005 in my archives, to the right, and you’ll see a handful of posts I wrote about it last year.