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Like it or not, change is coming for striped bass anglers all along the Atlantic Coast. In 2018, the benchmark stock assessment of striped bass conducted by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission had indicated the stock is overfished. Striped bass are in decline and […] More
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Join Riverkeeper in urging the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to hold Omega Protein accountable for exceeding its cap on the harvest of Atlantic menhaden for the Hudson & entire East Coast. More
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Atlantic striped bass are in decline, and changes are coming. If you enjoy fishing on the Hudson, here's what you need to know. More
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Promising signs have come to light, but any recovery is a long way off for this endangered Hudson River fish. To restore viable populations of these gentle giants, multiple efforts must continue.   Atlantic sturgeon had a welcome burst of attention this month as we […] More
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Photo: Artie Raslich / Gotham Whale
Menhaden, or 'bunker' – food for whales and filters for algae – must be well protected. Riverkeeper has joined an effort to prevent Omega Protein’s bid for MSC label on seafood products and support a state bill limiting the use of purse seine nets. More
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Herring returning to Wynants Kill after 85 years. (Erica Capuana / NYSDEC Division of Fish & Wildlife)
Earlier this week the New England Fishery Management Council put in place two important new protections for herring. These changes will have an impact on the Hudson River Estuary ecosystem as well. More
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A visit last week from a Waterkeeper from Nepal gave us a chance to learn about the Karnali River – and to forge a new alliance based on a common goal. Megh Bahadur Ale came to visit the first Riverkeeper organization – Hudson Riverkeeper – […] More
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Glass eels from the Bronx River, carried by bucket over a dam at 182nd Street in the Bronx. (Photo: George Jackman)
Earlier this month Riverkeeper took part in a fish sampling survey with students from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and found a surprisingly diverse aquatic community just below a dam on the Furnace Brook, one of two and the closest to the Hudson. […] More
Save the Palmaghatt Kill
Almost 15 years ago, “Save the Ridge” signs sprouted up throughout Ulster County, as residents who loved the wild and scenic Shawangunk Ridge banded together to, ultimately, defeat a proposal to develop 2,500 acres on the steep slopes below the cliffs. The people won that […] More
Herring return to Wynants Kill after 85 years
Herring returning to Wynants Kill after 85 years.
Tucked away in the protected reaches of rivers and tributaries, juveniles are allowed to mature with less danger than would be found in the open ocean. More
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Protecting our endangered Hudson River Atlantic Sturgeon population means fighting threats to their habitat all along the East Coast – and one of our recent efforts has ended in succes More

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