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Atlantic salmon

Penobscot River Atlantic salmon count data from the trap at Veazie Dam

Maine's anadromous Atlantic salmon have a unique life cycle. Unlike landlocked Atlantic salmon they spend most of their life in the ocean only returning to fresh water rivers to spawn, and unlike Pacific salmon, anadromous Atlantic salmon can spawn multiple times and live to be 15 years old. For more amazing Atlantic salmon facts, visit the Atlantic Salmon Federation's "Salmon Facts" page. Although the Penobscot River anadromous Atlantic salmon run is by far the largest run in the US, it was listed as federally endangered along with the rest of the anadromous Atlantic salmon in the Gulf of Maine in 2009.

Atlantic Salmon Life Cycle:

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Ed Baum Maine Atlantic Salmon Life Cycle

Permission by Ed Baum of Atlantic Salmon Unlimited

 

Literature on Atlantic salmon in the Penobscot

Newspaper Articles/Features

Kenduskeag paddle and 2008 spring salmon season start - Bangor Daily News, April 12, 2008

The science of salmon - Bangor Daily News, September 18, 2006

Life support for salmon - Bangor Daily News, September 15, 2006

200 years of troubled waters for Atlantic salmon - Bangor Daily News, September 16, 2006

Anglers ply Penobscot River for salmon in first season since '99 - Bangor Daily News, September 16, 2006

After a seven-year ban, salmon fishing returns to Maine - The New York Times, September 28, 2006

An agreement in Maine to remove dams for salmon - The New York Times, October 7, 2003

Newspaper Op/Eds

Salmon listing can mean cooperation, not conflict - Kennebec Journal, October 2, 2006

Saving Salmon - Bangor Daily News, January 21, 2004

Saving Salmon - The New York Times, October 14, 2003

Magazine Features

Atlantic salmon to reclaim Penobscot River - Bass Times, December 2003

Other Literature

Balancing salmon and power on the Penobscot - Patagonia Catalogue, 2004


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