Lawmakers Allow Alewives Back in St. Croix River

Updated 2 years ago

Maine lawmakers have approved a bill to let alewives in the Saint Croix River for the first time in nearly two decades. If signed into law by the governor, it takes effect immediately. Advocates say it will benefit the state’s environment and fishing industry. Opponents are concenred restoring the alewife run would harm the smallmouth bass population.


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