Position Opening with Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries Fisheries Education Specialist Position Announcement Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (http://www.coastalfisheries.org), a 15-year old non-profit organization located in Stonington, Maine seeks a Fisheries Education Specialist to join our team. The Education Specialist is responsible for … Continue reading

Ellsworth dam relicensing proceeds apace

January 12, 2018 by Stephen Rappaport – Ellsworth American ELLSWORTH — The bitter cold of the new year was a reminder of the glacial pace of relicensing proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Leonard Lake and Graham Lake dams on the … Continue reading

Conservation group acquires land needed for dam removal project

By AP • January 16, 2018 – Bangor Daily News SULLIVAN, Maine — A conservation group has acquired about seven acres in Hancock County as part of a dam removal project. The Downeast Salmon Federation says it has taken ownership of the parcel … Continue reading

  • 18th Annual Smelt Fry & World Fish Migration Day CelebrationApril 21st in Columbia Falls. Mark your calendars and come join us for a day of fisheries fun!  Over the years, these festivities have grown from a small community potluck centered on the commercial smelt harvest to a well-known regional event serving 500+ guests. This year the event will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 11am until 4pm. Throughout downtown Columbia Falls, there will be activities and displays that feature the inspiring fisheries and conservation work of DSF and their partners. All of the DSF venues are within a ¼ mile radius of downtown Columbia Falls and transportation between sites is available.  This is truly a family-friendly event!

    2nd Annual Sipping Suds for Atlantic Salmon - April 25th at Mystic Brewing in Chelsea, MA. Following the very popular first inaugural Sipping Suds in 2017, we are excited to announce the 2nd annual Sipping Suds for Atlantic Salmon! Have you wanted to learn more about Atlantic salmon fishing and conservation? To meet and talk with people who have been? To meet with experts who are leading efforts to protect and restore the species? And to maybe win a trip Atlantic salmon fishing? Then this event is for you! For more information and to get a ticket to the event, go to the Eventbrite page HERE.

    Visit our Events page for more details.

  • Semianadromous or sea-run brook trout, commonly called "salters," may spend up to three months at sea feeding on crustaceans, fish, and marine worms in the spring, not straying more than a few miles from the river mouth. The fish return to freshwater tributaries to spawn in the late summer or autumn. While in salt water, salters gain a more silvery color, losing much of the distinctive markings seen in freshwater. However, within two weeks of returning to fresh water, they assume typical brook trout color and markings.