Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers that took part in the 2013 Fish Count!
The count is complete for 2013.
|Dates||April 29-June 9, 2013|
|Harvest||717.5 bushel, 86,100 fish|
|Fish over the dam, actual||5,572|
|Fish over the dam, extrapolated||40,841|
|Estimated Total Run||137,000|
|# of volunteers||69|
|# of group tours||5|
Alewives are anadromous fish that spend the majority of their lives at sea but return to freshwater to spawn. Alewives have been an important cultural and economic component of Woolwich for centuries. Because of continued careful stewardship, Nequasset is considered one of the top alewife runs in the State. The fish ladder is in disrepair and will be rebuilt in late summer to ensure access to spawning habitat in Nequasset Lake. Return to Project Overview
Nequasset Run has Begun, Times Record 5.1.13
Fish counters needed at Nequasset Brook, Wiscasset Newspaper. 3.19.13
KELT, Woolwich to Restore Fishway with Grant Funds, Times Record 12.19.2013
- In 2013, researchers from the University of Southern Maine performed a video count, simultaneous with our visual count.
- Students from Bates College, with Professor Bev Johnson, tested nitrogen levels in Nequasset Lake before, after and during the alewife run.
- The 67 amazing volunteers that took part in the project
- Alicia Heyburn, former Project Manager at Kennebec Estuary Land Trust
- Bill Potter, Chairman, Woolwich Fish Commission
- Steve Bodge and Herb Lilly, alewife harvesters