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



  • 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.