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All In for Alewife Advocacy (April 10!) and Count News

Updated: Apr 10



To get ready for the New England Fisheries Management Council Meeting on April 17 (Mystic Hilton, 3-8 with public comment 6-8), join us for a fun workshop on how to make your brief public comment presentation or written testimony engaging and compelling.


WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 6-8 (6-7 focusing on telling your story in person, and 7-8pm focusing on written submissions).



WHERE: Zoom. You must register for the All In for Alewife Advocacy Session!


WHO SHOULD COME: Anyone of any age who wants to protect our whole ecosystem. Alewife are a foundational species at the center.

People who like to fish. Many larger fish attractive to recreational fishing rely on alewife. Why should you not be allowed to take even one, when four large corporations can kill hundreds of thousands in a single trawl net?

People who like birds. From egrets to eagles, heron to osprey, all rely on alewife.

People who want to support smaller, sustainable fisheries such as the ones in Stonington and Charlestown.

Native people who have co-evolved with Seeqanamâhsak, for whom the return signals the hope that comes with spring, and the renewed bounty of food.


ONE MORE TIME!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, 6-8 (6-7 focusing on telling your story in person, and 7-8pm focusing on written submissions).


WHERE: Zoom. You must register for the All In for Alewife Advocacy Session:


We hope to see you there!


CELEBRATING OUR ALL-IN FOR ALEWIFE VOLUNTEERS!!!


March, By the Numbers : Two weeks in March. Three visits from Kevin Job and his CT-DEEP crew. 19 different volunteers ranging in age from 7 to, well, a lot older (ahem) made 74 data entries. Water temperature hovered around 42-46 degrees F, too cold for alewife to be energized for their long uphill slog. Zero fish seen.


Today the water was 50F (10C), and the osprey have returned north of I-95, so our hopes are rising. It's not too late to join in!


To keep up our spirits and keep up the fun, every two weeks we will award an All-In for Alewife Hero Prize of a handsome alewife cap to the person or people who have contributed significantly to our efforts. This time, join me in celebrating Jerry Timpe and Lynn Schroder, who visited the Old Mystic site, measured the water temperature, and took fish attendance 15 times in two weeks!!



Who will it be next time?? Laura Moore and her daughter Grace? Hillary Clifton's class from Fitch? Native Youth and Derrick Strong? David Cohen? Karen Hanscom? Cadets from the US Coast Guard Academy? Let's see who shows up!


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