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19th annual Day in the Life of the Hudson River

Contributed by Scott Wells, Posted 12/9/21: For a seventh straight year, DEC’s Region 4 Fisheries organized a group effort in support of this growing outreach event despite the ongoing pandemic. After an off year in 2020, we assembled 15 staff from seven different programs in 2021. River sampling was conducted at three different locations over... Read More

Mooneye populations in New York

Contributed by Doug Carlson, Posted 11/1/21: This spring-summer, major steps were made toward updating the status of the Threatened fish species, Mooneye (Hiodon tergisus) in three of the six regions of New York. In the three regions with reports in 2021, the Oswegatchie River had the most records or over 60 captures. Also, there were... Read More

Great Hudson River Fish Count 2021 – Team Waterford

Contributed by Scott Wells, Posted 8/18/21: For a seventh straight year, DEC’s Region 4 Fisheries organized a productive group effort to collect and display river fishes for this popular public outreach event. Staff from the DEC Region 4 Stamford Fisheries, Central Office Div of Lands and Forests (Invasive Species), Div of Law Enforcement, and Capitol... Read More

Invasive Round Goby Caught in Hudson River

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Spotted Sucker in Buffalo

Contributed by Scott George, Scott Schlueter, and Doug Carlson, Posted 7/13/21: During the weeks of June 14 and June 21, field crews from the USGS-New York Water Science Center and USFWS-New York Field Office worked in concert to collect fish from the lower Buffalo River to assess the effects of recent sediment remediation efforts. Our... Read More

First annual ‘Free Fishing Day’ at Gilbert Lake State Park

Contributed by Scott Wells, Posted 7/8/21: On Saturday, June 26th, staff from OPRHP’s Gilbert Lake State Park (Otsego County) and DEC’s Region 4 Fisheries office in Stamford teamed up for a long-awaited event during NY’s annual free fishing weekend (last full weekend in June). Our main goal was to provide a free fishing event for... Read More

Hudson River Eel Project

Contributed by Sarah Mount, posted 6/30/21: June 6th was the last day of sampling at the last net still fishing from the 2021 Hudson River Eel Project. Students and volunteers sampled at 12 sites from Staten Island to Troy (160 river miles) to monitor the numbers of glass eels arriving from the ocean to better... Read More

Release of fishStan version 2.0

Contributed by Dan Stich, posted 1-25-21: Richard Erickson, Jillian Hebert (U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center), and Dan Stich (SUNY Oneonta, NY Chapter AFS) have released fishStan version 2.0 as a USGS Software Release. This is an R package for fitting a collection of hierarchical Bayesian models written in the Stan language, with... Read More

Atlantic Coast River Herring Collaborative Forum

Contributed by Dan Stich, posted 11-16-20: NOAA Fisheries, in collaboration with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), convened a working group in the spring of 2014 to inform the development of a river herring conservation plan. Formally known as River Herring Technical Expert Working Group (TEWG), the TEWG established topic based subcommittees to compile... Read More