Return of the Shad

Today is a great day to be a migratory fish on the Musky! I am excited to share that American Shad were found in the Musconetcong River where the Hughesville Dam was removed, about 5 miles upstream of the Delaware River. On Wednesday June 7th, the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife reported that small schools of shad were found. American Shad are one of several migratory fish species that migrate from the Atlantic Ocean through the Delaware River into smaller rivers and tributaries, like the Musconetcong. For more than 100 years, migratory fish have been cut off from their habitats in the Musconetcong due to several now disused dams. As you know, MWA has some history removing dams along

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Musconetcong Watershed Association

10 Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 113

Asbury, NJ 08802

The Musconetcong Watershed Association (MWA) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of the Musconetcong River and its Watershed, including its natural and cultural resources.

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