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Inland Bays Migratory Fish Passage

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The spring migration of shad, herring and eel was once a harbinger of the season on rivers and creeks throughout the Inland Bays, but spawning runs have drastically declined. The construction of dams on our waterways to supply power to mills of our area’s past, present a unique issue today. Dams, like those found at Millsboro Pond on Route 24, represent an obstruction to spawning runs of key species in Indian River. There are 8 such dams in the Inland Bays drainage system. 

How do we enhance migratory fish populations in our Inland Bays tributaries?

View the Inland Bays Migratory Fish Passage Restoration Feasibility and Planning Study »