BY LARRY GRARD
BENTON — The town’s Sebasticook River alewife run might be the largest in the United States this year, an official from the Department of Marine Resources says.
While most of those fish made it to upstream ponds to spawn, more than 350,000 of them were netted. The town, which gets one-third of the proceeds from the catch, has made more than $15,000 from the harvest.
Nate Gray, a Marine Resources scientist who has helped monitor the alewife run at the Benton Falls Dam, said that the Sebasticook run has been terrific. [Read more…] about ALEWIVES MADE HUGE SPLASH This year’s run could be largest in the U.S.