Herring released into Bronx River for repopulation

About 400 alewife herring were released into the Bronx River to speed up their repopulation process. About 400 alewife herring were released into the Bronx River to speed up their repopulation process.
THE BRONX -

About 400 alewife herring were released into the Bronx River to speed up their repopulation process.

The city Parks Department and Bronx River Alliance teamed up with elected officials, biologists and nonprofits to make the release happen.

A passage was created in the Bronx River two years ago to allow fish to freely swim past the dam to lay their eggs. It was the first time fish could do so in centuries.

Park officials say the fish born in the Bronx River will have the location imprinted on them, allowing them to return even if they swim out to the Atlantic Ocean.

  • EnvironmentMore>>

  • Area of Highbridge park closed without warning

    Area of Highbridge park closed without warning

    Monday, July 24 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-07-24 23:56:32 GMT

    Some Highbridge residents say part of a neighborhood park was closed without warning.

    Some Highbridge residents say part of a neighborhood park was closed without warning.

  • Neighbors: Shuttered CVS has become a dumping ground

    Neighbors: Shuttered CVS has become a dumping ground

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:42 PM EDT2017-07-19 01:42:19 GMT
    A former CVS store has become a dumping ground for trash, according to nearby residents, who asked News 12 to investigate who's responsible for cleaning up the site.A former CVS store has become a dumping ground for trash, according to nearby residents, who asked News 12 to investigate who's responsible for cleaning up the site.

    A former CVS store has become a dumping ground for trash, according to nearby residents, who asked News 12 to investigate who's responsible for cleaning up the site.

    A former CVS store has become a dumping ground for trash, according to nearby residents, who asked News 12 to investigate who's responsible for cleaning up the site.

  • Scientists: Euthanized whale was not in good health

    The chief scientist of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society says the whale euthanized off the waters of Orchard Beach on Sunday was not in good health.

    The chief scientist of the Atlantic Marine Conservation Society says the whale euthanized off the waters of Orchard Beach on Sunday was not in good health.

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."