Maine’s Atlantic salmon likely to be on ‘endangered’ list for another 75 years

By John Holyoke, BDN Staff • February 12, 2019 1:16 pm 
Updated: February 13, 2019 3:11 am

A decade after the Penobscot River was included in the expansion of Endangered Species Act protection for Atlantic salmon originating in Maine, federal officials have released the final recovery plan for those fish. The news isn’t good. Federal officials estimate that it will take 75 years — about 15 generations of fish — for Gulf of Maine Atlantic salmon to be delisted entirely.

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