Research and Resources

Plans and Reports

Great Bay Management Plan

Marine Division Project Reports


ME/NH Inshore Trawl Survey - Letter, maps and information

Northeast Cooperative Research Program - Industry-Based Resource Surveys

Marine Recreational Information Program

Striped Bass Volunteer Angler Survey


River Herring and Shad Monitoring

Winnicut River Dam Removal Project
The Winnicut River Dam was a head-of-tide dam owned by NH Fish and Game with an associated Canadian step-weir fish ladder. Due to dam safety inspections and fish passage issues for anadromous fish, a feasibility study was conducted to determine the best course of action to improve fish passage and general ecological functions of a natural flowing river system and tributary to Great Bay. The dam removal, a new fishway, and related stabilization was conducted between 2009 and 2011 with funds from Natural Resources Conservation Service, NOAA Fisheries, ARRA, NH Fish & Game Department, NH Department of Environmental Services, NH-Coastal Conservation Association, NH Charitable Foundation, The Town of Greenland, and The State Conservation Committee’s Conservation Grant Program. Currently, work continues on improving diadromous fish passage and habitat within the Winnicut River.

Invasive Plant Control Options for Landowners: It's Your Choice - Invasive plants are a problem throughout the state, but coastal properties have special needs and control options. CLICK HERE to read the overview and click through the slide shows to learn more about how to fight harmful invasives in your own yard or neighborhood.

Passport to Great Bay - Learn more about a guide available for exploring conserved lands.

Partners & Other Links

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission

New England Fisheries Management Council

Atlantic Coast Cooperative Statistics Program

Gulf of Maine Council

NOAA Fisheries (National Marine Fisheries Service) – Greater Atlantic Region

Coastal Conservation Association of New Hampshire

Gulf of Maine Research Institute: Gulf of Maine Buoy

UNH Coastal Observing Center

Partnership to Restore New Hampshire’s Estuaries

Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership - maps of conserved lands and information about the unique partnership.

Rainbow Smelt Conservation and Restoration

Articles of Interest

American Eels: Restoring a Vanishing Resource in the Gulf of Maine (courtesy of Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment -

Extraordinary Eelgrass (from NH Wildlife Journal)

Circle Hooks: Reduce catch-and-release mortality


About Us
NH Fish and Game Dept.
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301

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