ME NFC's Position on Beech Hill Pond Invasive Alewife Introduction


Maine NFC does not necessarily agree with ME IFWs position that nonnative alewives entered Beech Hill Pond via an “illegal introduction,” which while it can mean any illegal act, implies to many a deliberate stocking. We feel it is just as likely that these fish entered the pond via their illegal use as bait which is different, and requires different solutions to to prevent in the future.