Thank You to everyone that attended the NY Chapter and Northeast Division of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting.

The presentation are now online! We have uploaded the presentations to the NY AFS Youtube channel.

2019 Great Hudson River Fish Count

2019 Great Hudson River Fish Count: contributed by Scott Wells Posted 9-4-19: Multiple state agencies and affiliated offices were represented at the 8th annual Great Hudson River Fish Count event held on Saturday August 10 at Peebles Island and the Corning Preserve. DEC Fisheries staff led a team of 11 to sample via eboat prior to... Read More

Otsego Lake Whitefish Stocking

Otsego Lake Whitefish Stocking: contributed by Scott Wells Posted 1-28-19: On January 17, 2019 a total of 164 lake whitefish (LW) raised at the SUNY Cobleskill campus fish hatchery were released back into Otsego Lake through the ice off Three Mile Point near Cooperstown NY. The fingerlings ranged in size from 100-125 mm. These fish were the... Read More

Culvert Project

Culvert Project: contributed by Dylan Winterhalter Posted 12-18-18: Culverts in general will restrict upstream brook trout passage because they increase the velocity of streams. Perched culverts, or culverts with an elevated outlet, further prevent brook trout from reaching upstream habitats. This upstream habitat is critical for spawning, but is also important for feeding. We were trying to... Read More

16th annual ‘Day in the Life of the Hudson River Watershed’

16th annual ‘Day in the Life of the Hudson River Watershed’: contributed by Scott Wells Posted 11-1-18: For a fourth straight year, DEC’s Region 4 Fisheries organized a group effort in support of this popular riverwide public outreach event. A main goal of this event is to combat the Nature Deficit among our youth, mostly from... Read More