Raising Athletes: Why the Peter Gray Hatchery may be the last hope of Atlantic salmon in America

by ROSS PURNELL – FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE ATLANTIC SALMON RECOVERY so far in America has been an expensive failure. In 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service abandoned its 50-year salmon re- recovery program on the Connecticut Riv- er that … Continue reading



  • Atlantic Salmon are iteroparous, which means they can spawn more than once. Some adults will migrate back to the ocean after spawning (these fish are called kelt, or black salmon) to regain their strength and fat stores before returning for a second or even third time to spawn. Fish species that spawn only once and then die are referred to as semelparous.