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



  • Salmon are anadromous, which means they spend their juvenile lives in freshwater, migrate out into the ocean to grow to adults, and migrate back to freshwater to spawn. Upon re-entering freshwater, salmon stop eating and live off of their fat reserves they build up while feeding in the ocean