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Atlantic Salmon Gulf of Maine

N.O.A.A.’s Species in the Spotlight: Atlantic Salmon

Background Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), also known as the “King of Fish,” were once found in north American waters from Long Island Sound in the United States to Ungava Bay in northeastern Canada. Atlantic salmon are anadromous fish, spending the first half of their life in freshwater rivers and  streams…


Federal Agencies Protect More Gulf of Maine Atlantic Salmon

NOAA’s Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today extended Endangered Species Act protection to more Atlantic salmon by adding fish in the Penobscot, Kennebec, and Androscoggin rivers and their tributaries to the endangered Gulf of Maine population first listed in 2000. The decision is part of the…


Connecticut DEP Begins Fall Broodstock Atlantic Salmon Stocking

Salmon to go in Shetucket and Naugatuck Rivers and Crystal and Mashapaug Lakes Atlantic salmon are renowned for their size, beauty and fighting ability when caught by angling. If hooking-up with one of these exceptional fish sounds like an exciting way to spend a beautiful crisp late fall day, then…


Brood Stock Atlantic Salmon Offer Exciting Fall Fishing In New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. — Anglers looking for some challenging catch-and-release sport fishing while they’re enjoying the fall foliage should head to the Merrimack and Pemigewasset rivers to hook the “King of Fish.”  October and November are prime months for fall Atlantic salmon fishing in New Hampshire. Expect some great salmon fishing…


Federal Agencies to Propose Expanding Gulf of Maine Atlantic Salmon Population Protected by Endangered Species Listing

NOAA’s Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced a proposal to redefine the endangered Gulf of Maine population of Atlantic salmon to include fish found in other nearby areas. The proposal would expand the endangered designation to consist of Atlantic salmon populations from the Androscoggin River…


“Dam Cam” to Capture Removal of New Hampshire’s Merrimack Village Dam

For more than 270 years, the Merrimack Village Dam helped power saw mills, gristmills, a shoe factory and provided water for a chemical factory. No longer powering industry and scheduled for demolition, the dam has one last role to play — that of movie star. Beginning this week, NOAA, in…


Catch the King of Fish — Brood Stock Atlantic Salmon

CONCORD, N.H. — Spring is here — flowers are blooming, birds are singing, black flies are biting and it’s time to fish for brood stock salmon.  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is planning to release more than 1,500 Atlantic salmon into the Pemigewasset and Merrimack Rivers — three…


Would You Like to Help Stock Salmon Fry?

WATERBURY, VT – Here’s a chance to help contribute to fisheries conservation efforts in Vermont. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department are asking for volunteer help with the stocking of landlocked Atlantic salmon fry into the Huntington River on Saturday, May 24. The…