Removing obstacles for shad and river herring increases habitat for species in decline

Migratory fish like the American shad and river herring return to Chesapeake rivers and streams every year to reproduce. Jim Thompson of Maryland Department of Natural Resources works to make sure so-called anadromous fish have suitable spawning habitat.

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Jon Son

Thank you for making this video, we are learning about the bay and how these programs are enhancing the bay by removing damns. We hope to see more fish. It would be nice to see time frame and related contacts for data. My 8 year old son wants to learn more about damns.

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