Maine Opens Penobscot for Second Atlantic Salmon Season in Ten Years

Fewer fish and fewer anglers doesn’t mean that the recovery of Atlantic Salmon in the Penobscot is a lost cause, as Kevin Miller reports in the Bangor Daily News. The Saturday opening of a second season in a row that fly fishers can purchase special permits for Atlantic salmon is a sign that something is working, despite the fact that more salmon seem to be unable to survive their ocean journeys. “As of Wednesday, 877 adult salmon had been counted at the fish trap on the Veazie dam, the majority of which were shipped to the Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in East Orland to become part of the hatchery’s brood stock. That is nearly 150 fish fewer than this time last year and 90 fewer than in 2005.”

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