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

  • Movie Night May 13th (Time TBD): Desperate Alewives. An MPBN production with producer Frank Ferrell to talk about producing the documentary, and offer a Q&A session following the showing.

    Smolt Bolt and Bloater Bash: Saturday, May 21st. Register here! Registration and packet pickup starts at 8am, the race starts at 10am, with smoked alewife cookout to follow!



  • 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.