A great blog post from one of our newest Herring Alliance partners Save the Sound. Click through to their blog for the full content.
I live in Old Saybrook, Connecticut, a small town located at the mouth of the beautiful Connecticut River, which empties into Long Island Sound. Every spring, I look forward to a traditional phenomenon when local seafood stores near the river post signs reading “Connecticut River Shad for Sale,” heralding the arrival of the unique, mild, sweet-tasting fish. Adult American shad, a type of herring, return from the Atlantic Ocean to spawn in the river and its coves each spring, migrating as far as 174 miles upriver to Bellows Falls, Vermont.