Fish Count Planned on Hudson River Shores & Piers

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that the 11th annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count will take place at multiple sites along the banks and piers of the Hudson River on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

“The annual fish count event provides a great opportunity for New Yorkers and visitors to get outdoors or go online and learn about the many fish species that live and thrive in the Hudson River,” Commissioner Seggos said. “With sites from New York Harbor to Waterford, there are many places for young and old alike to participate in this year’s event.”

New Yorkers from the Capital Region to New York City are invited to explore the variety of creatures usually hidden below the river’s surface. Fresh upriver, and salty at New York City, the Hudson River Estuary and watershed are home to more than 200 fish species, including several that migrate into the river from the Atlantic Ocean each spring to spawn.

Eleven sites will offer in-person opportunities for the public and two will live stream the fish count on DEC’s Facebook Live at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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