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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • NPS holding canoe trip

  • MILANVILLE - World Fish Migration Day is a one day global initiative to create an awareness of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.
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  • MILANVILLE - World Fish Migration Day is a one day global initiative to create an awareness of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.
    Free migration for fish is crucial to achieve healthy fish stocks.
    While most fish are migratory to some degree, some species like salmon, sturgeon, trout, shad, lamprey, giant catfish and eel migrate thousands of kilometers to complete their life cycles. If they can’t migrate the population will die out.
    Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River will celebrate the event with two programs.
    First a free guided interpretive canoe trip focusing on seeing American shad and other sea-run migratory fish.
    The canoe trip will take place Saturday, May 24, from 10 to 1 p.m. and will cover an easy three-mile section of the Delaware River from Damascus to Milanville.
    Participation is limited and paddlers must reserve a spot ahead of time by calling the National Park Service’s Milanville office at 570-729-7842.
    All paddlers must provide their own canoe or kayak.
    Appropriate layered clothing for the weather, a hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, plenty of water, and wading shoes are recommended. Life Jackets are required for all paddlers.
    At 7 p.m. a free program on the health of Delaware River migratory fish will be presented by Jerre Mohler.
    Mohler is a retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee who served as the Delaware River fisheries coordinator.
    More information is available at www.worldfishmigrationday.com. or by calling 570-729-7842.

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