World Fish Migration Day is celebrated every other year to raise global awareness about the current threats that migratory fish face.
Simply put, the more fish that have open access to their historical breeding grounds, the more they can flourish, benefitting our waters and contributing to the overall health of the ecosystem. When migratory fish thrive, so do the rivers and streams they populate because there is a direct correlation between fish populations and river health. Dams, ineffective fish ladders or elevators, and other man made obstacles are among the greatest threats to migratory fish.
As a young company from CT and avid fishermen ourselves, we want to take this opportunity to draw attention to the migratory fish that depend on open waterways to spawn in the Connecticut River. These fish include: American shad, lamprey, salmon, blueback herring, alewives, and the American eel. For example, the number of Atlantic salmon spawning in the CT River has dropped dramatically in the past 30-40 years. The reasons contributing to the dwindling salmon population are numerous but one thing is certain: immediate steps must be taken to protect the fish population and health, which will also help ensure that the future generations to come will be able to enjoy the gifts that our rivers, streams, and oceans provide to all of us.
Through our condiment company, it is our goal to work with conservation organizations by donating a portion of profits, volunteering our time, or doing anything else we can to raise awareness and restore these waterways. If you’d like to learn more about how you can give back or if you know of an organization we should partner with, don’t hesitate to reach out.
If you would like to make difference please consider making a donation to World Fish Migration Foundation or the Connecticut River Conservancy.