Hope for Atlantic Salmon in Maine

Why is Maine willing to invest $1000 for every potential Atlantic salmon returning to its waterways? One reason is that almost all Atlantic salmon in the U.S. now get their start in Maine. “More than 90 percent of the adult salmon returning to U.S. waters annually can be traced to Maine’s hatchery programs. So without Maine’s restoration effort – and the millions of public dollars it takes to run it – where would the salmon be, they ask rhetorically.” Kevin Miller in the Bangor Daily News.

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