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Program seeks to restore salmon
ELLSWORTH AMERICAN (MAINE) Program seeks to restore salmon REBECCA ALLEY Feb 16, 2021 Peter Gray Parr Project Technician Alex Frank releases Atlantic salmon parr into the East Machias River last fall. The project, implemented by the Downeast Salmon Federation, closely mimics the way juvenile salmon, known as parr, are raised in the wild. A decade […]
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Peter Gray Parr Project
Aquaculture Operation to Support Novel Approach to Wild Atlantic Salmon Restoration
Aquaculture Operation to Support Novel Approach to Wild Atlantic Salmon Restoration Augusta – The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will employ a novel approach to rearing Atlantic salmon for restoring native populations on the East Branch of the Penobscot. The project, funded through a NOAA Section 6 Species Recovery Grant totaling $1,075,000, will involve […]
Penobscot River Salmon Run Surges for Second Straight Year
Penobscot River Salmon Run Surges for Second Straight Year After dam removals and fish passage improvements, endangered Atlantic salmon are continuing to return to Maine’s Penobscot River in encouraging numbers. In encouraging news, preliminary* numbers of endangered Atlantic salmon returning to Maine’s Penobscot River for 2020 are the highest since 2011. On July 28, Maine’s […]
Veazie Salmon Club Scholarship Continues On!
The Veazie Salmon Club Undergraduate Fisheries Scholarship This scholarship was established at the University of Maine in 1999 with a gift started by the Veazie Salmon Club. It is for scholarship assistance to a second-, third- or fourth-year student with a fisheries concentration or major, or if such a program no longer exists, the scholarship […]