Press Release: Long Island Sound Futures Fund Supports Save the Sound Habitat Restoration Projects Across Connecticut and New York

Three awards totaling nearly $660,000 were announced today for habitat restoration projects in Connecticut and New York in which Save the Sound is involved to varying degrees. Funding for the Long Island Sound Futures Fund 2023 grants comes from the EPA as part of the Long Island Sound Study, with additional support from the U.S. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Save the Sound joins environmental groups in filing Supreme Court amicus brief in fisheries management case

In case you missed it . . . on Friday, Save the Sound joined Earthjustice, Conservation Law Foundation, and Ocean Conservancy in filing a Supreme Court amicus brief in Loper Bright Enterprises vs. Raimondo, a case that could impact the way federal regulations are applied to fisheries management. Please see the joint press release previously distributed […]

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How Nico Takes on “Actionable Research” for Fisheries

Each year, Save the Sound hires a seasonal fisheries technician to help our ecological restoration team monitor our fish traps in Connecticut rivers. The effort helps us understand the health of the spring fish run and its comeback, specifically on the West River in New Haven after our removal of Pond Lily Dam in 2016. […]

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Good News for Fisheries

Press Release: Save the Sound Commends NEFMC for Adding River Herring Issue to Priorities for 2023 Larchmont, NY—The members of the New England Fishery Management Council refined the language of priorities important to reducing river herring bycatch on Thursday afternoon, then voted to include them on its list of priorities for 2023. “It’s a great […]

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Our Opportunity to Restore Fish Passage at Kinneytown Dam

Kinneytown Dam, owned by Hydroland Corporation, is the last remaining barrier to migratory fish on the Naugatuck River, blocking access to over 32 river miles of spawning habitat. Currently, fish are unable to pass the dam due to improper hydropower operations and an ineffective fish ladder. But support for restoring fish passage at Kinneytown is […]

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A Change in CT Regulations Could Be A Boon For The Atlantic Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe crabs are often referred to as “living fossils” by evolutionary scientists, having remained nearly unchanged for 445 million years. Almost twice as old as the earliest dinosaurs, there are four species of horseshoe crabs still in existence today. While three of them are found only in Asia, the fourth – Limulus polyphemus – calls the east coast of North America its home. If you’ve spent any time on the shores of the Sound, you’ve probably seen them, or some old shells or molts washed up at the high tide line.

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River herring are down this year. What’s up with that?

A troubling article from the Pew Charitable trusts highlights the need for protection and restoration of river herring from source to sea.

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CT 2015 legislative session—victories and unfinished business!

As Connecticut’s legislative session ended at midnight Wednesday, hundreds of bills including some of our priorities fell victim to the clock and lengthy budget negotiations. Despite this, we saw victories for the environment including a Blue Plan for Long Island Sound, transportation funding, and the defeat of a number of bad bills.

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