Sturgeon Monitors in Place for August 1 Dredging

We’re 10 days from the three-month restricted dredging period, with bubble curtains protecting endangered Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon. Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC placed acoustic receivers near the construction zone to locate these species, tagged by other researchers.

Data from the Sturgeon Acoustic Telemetry Monitoring Plan, developed by fisheries scientists to monitor the movement of sturgeon through the construction zone, will be sent to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

The chosen design requires less environmental impact regarding pile driving, dredging and threats to fish; the NYS DEC Final Permit, issued March 25, 2013, is posted at the New NY Bridge website.

Riverkeeper is asking anyone who sees a dead sturgeon to please report it per information posted on its website.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2013

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