New $60k Peter Gray Parr Project Matching Gift Challenge!

DSF friend and supporter, Charlie Harriman, has made a $60k Matching Gift Challenge for the Peter Gray Parr Project! This means that all donations to the Project will be matched 1:1 up until we meet that $60,000 challenge. We hope that … Continue reading

Guided Fishing Trip Winner Announced

The raffle has been drawn for the full day Guided Fishing Trip on the St. Croix River with Maine Guide Todd Cushing and the winner is Ed Walsh! Congratulations on this big raffle win at the 2018 Smelt Fry and … Continue reading

Position Opening with Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries Fisheries Education Specialist Position Announcement Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (, 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

  • 4th Annual Southern Maine Striper Derby & Harbor Cruise - Sunday, July 8th - Tournament: 4am from Pine Point Fisherman’s Co-op, 96 Kings Street, Scarborough, Maine; Striper Derby Awards & Harbor Cruise: 2:30pm from Casco Bay Lines Terminal, Maine State Pier, Portland, Maine - DSF is excited to be a co-host for this year's 4th Annual Southern Maine Striper Derby and Harbor Cruise down in southern Maine! We are joining with our friends in Atlantic salmon conservation, the Miramichi Salmon Association, and WhyKnot Fishing to raise awareness about the plight of endangered Atlantic salmon, get more people involved, and have a terrific time in the process. For more information and to register for this event, please click HERE.

    Stewardship Work Party - Saturday, July 14th at 10am – 2pm – Join us for a few hours of good old-fashioned stewardship work out on DSF’s Sprague Falls public access preserve. Make sure to pack a picnic lunch so you can join others for lunch break. Sprague Falls Preserve is located toward the end of Sprague Falls Road in Cherryfield.

    Visit our Events page for more details.

  • Atlantic Salmon are iteroparous, which means they can spawn more than once. Some adults will migrate back to the ocean after spawning (these fish are called kelt, or black salmon) to regain their strength and fat stores before returning for a second or even third time to spawn. Fish species that spawn only once and then die are referred to as semelparous.