2017 Seasonal Searun Fisheries Technician

The Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) is expanding its role as a co-manager of Eastern Maine’s smelt and river herring fisheries. We are seeking a temporary full time fisheries technician to help with seasonal field monitoring. DSF works with the Department … Continue reading

  • Febuary 22nd - Upper Union River Public Meeting at Airline Brewing Co., 22 Mill Lane, Amherst, Me (off route 9) at 6pm.

    February 25th - Ice Fishing and Winter Fun on Chalk Pond from 10am to 3pm on Chalk Pond in Beddington.

    March 14th - Smelt Monitor Training in Hancock County with DSF biologist Brett Ciccotelli.

    March 18th - Citizen Science Turbidity Training on the Union River in Ellsworth, Maine.

    Visit our 2017 Events page for more details.

  • The scientific name for the Atlantic salmon is Salmo salar. Its origins are latin where Salmo means salmon and salar means “leaper”. Atlantic salmon are known for their ability to jump high of the water, sometimes as high as 10 feet, and must do this to navigate the sometimes steep falls of our rivers.