East Machias hatchery working to bring Atlantic salmon home

      On a cool sunlit morning, as mist hovers over the stream, the salmon begin to move, returning home. There is nothing like the sight of a salmon returning from the ocean waters, up a river to where … Continue reading

  • Come Support the Downeast Salmon Federation!

    Go Wild! Talk by Dwayne Shaw and multimedia presentation by Suzie O'Keeffe at the Frontier 14 Maine St. Mill 3 Fort Andross, Brunswick ME 04011



  • 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.