‘Fish Lab’ open house at Montague Power Canal Sat.

  • Lamprey eels at the Fish Research Center. Gazette Photo

  • After a run of morning tests, Sam Parker, left, and Steve Walla seine fish from one of the smaller fish passages at the Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center in Turners Falls on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Gazette Photo/Kevin Gutting

Recorder Staff
Thursday, October 12, 2017

TURNERS FALLS — “The Fish Lab” on the Montague Power Canal will hold an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“This free event is an opportunity to meet some (United States Geological Survey, USGS) scientists and learn about the important fish passage research they do and how it helps natural resource managers protect, conserve and restore fish that are important to sport and commercial fishermen as well as ecosystems,” a press statement about the event says.

Inside the lab, called the USGS Leetown Science Center Conte Anadromous Fish Branch, there will be interactive displays, videos, and demonstrations. A special exhibit will feature live salamanders, the statement says. The lab is at 1 Migratory Way, in Turners Falls.