18 sites along the shores of the Hudson and the piers of Manhattan will be busy as groups armed with seine nets, minnow pots, crab traps, and fishing rods take a look at the variety of slipper, wriggly and fascinating creatures usually hidden below the surface of the Hudson estuary. The Hudson estuary and its watershed are home to more than 200 fish species, including several that migrate to the river from the Atlantic Ocean each spring to spawn. This is a family friendly event!
Visit the Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count website for a list of locations and times. While there, watch a clip about seining in the Hudson River on DEC’s YouTube channel. Programs are free, but some require pre-registration and there are parking fees at some parks.