The Raritan Fish Cam is once again live!
The goal of the Fish Cam (besides fun viewing!) is to help understand the impact of dams and weirs on spawning migrations of American Shad (Alosa sapidissima) and river herring (A. pseudoharengus and A. aestivalis). Since the removal of the Calco Dam in 2011, the Island Farm Weir in Bridgewater, NJ is the first obstacle diadromous fish encounter in their migration up the Raritan River.
The Raritan Fish Cam’s new YouTube-hosted platform allows for pausing and rewinding. It’s in color during the day and B&W at night. Best viewing is probably mid-day through late afternoon. The water may be a bit murky at times as a result of recent precipitation and increased sediment flows.
This season’s live feed is made possible with the support of the Rutgers Raritan River Consortium (R3C).