Saturday, April 9, 2022
One of the most widely distributed and undoubtedly most fascinating fish species in Connecticut is also one of the least observed—the American Eel. The American Eel engages in spawning migrations exactly opposite of that of the salmon. It swims to sea to spawn. This enigmatic species was found just about everywhere in the region when Europeans first arrived but Steve will explain what has caused its distribution and numbers to drop and what efforts are being made to restore the eels runs that have been lost. Steve recently retired from the Connecticut DEEP/Fisheries Division where he supervised the management of eels and other migratory fishes in Connecticut. 10:00 a.m., ZOOM, Members: FREE Non-Members: $10.00. Pre-registration is required. Register online www.whitememorialcc.org or call 860-567-0857. A link to the program will be sent to you with your receipt.