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Salmon Found Spawning In Farmington River Watershed For First Time in Centuries

Posted on December 25, 2015

by Gregory B. Hladky, Hartford Courant

courant-tumblr2State wildlife experts have now documented wild Atlantic salmon laying eggs in nests in their traditional Farmington River valley spawning grounds, possibly for the first time in centuries.

“It’s the first time since probably the Revolutionary War,” said Peter Aarrestad, director of inland fisheries for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

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