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Chesapeake Bay Journal Report: NRDC seeks 'threatened' status for blueback herring, alewife. (Thanks to Janet Messineo for providing this article)

Sep 10

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9/10/2011 7:09 AM  RssIcon

River herring were so common during colonial times that wagons couldn't cross rivers during spawning runs without crushing them. Today, their numbers are so depleted that an environmental group says they should be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Saying that river herring populations are a "tiny fraction" of their historic size along the East Coast, the Natural Resources Defense Council filed a petition Aug. 1 asking that they be listed as a threatened species under the act.


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