State to offer $3.7 million to assist sea-run fisheries initiatives

There continues to be a groundswell of monetary assist behind fisheries and conservation initiatives in and round Maine rivers, lakes and ponds.

The most recent funding is a $3.7 million grant from the Maine Jobs & Restoration Plan earmarked to assist efforts to revive habitat for sea-run fisheries in Maine. Gov. Janet Mills introduced the funding Wednesday.

The Maine Division of Marine Sources has offered funding to 12 totally different initiatives that may assist construct fishways, take away outdated constructions and enhance habitat in rivers and streams and alongside the coast. The work will assist Atlantic salmon, American shad, blueback herring and American eel regain entry to habitat whereas enabling hundreds of thousands of sea-run alewives to return to lakes and ponds.