- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) - Three public events are planned in the Hudson Valley to celebrate World Fish Migration Day, a global initiative to highlight the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program is sponsoring the events in Dutchess County on Friday and Saturday.

On Friday, an eel count will take place on Fall Kill Creek in Poughkeepsie. A free fishing event is scheduled Saturday at the Norrie Point Environmental Center in Staatsburg. And a lecture on fish migration in the Hudson estuary is planned at the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park Saturday afternoon.

The estuary supports more than 220 species of fish, including several species such as herring, shad, sturgeon, and eels that migrate from the Atlantic Ocean.

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Online: www.worldfishmigrationday.com


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