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

  • Wednesday, June 1st 6:30pm - 8pm
    Rehabilitating Maine's Rivers and Streams: Restoring Our Rivers One by One. A talk by DSF Executive Director, Dwayne Shaw. Belfast Free Library. 

    DSF Belfast Talk 2016



  • 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.