Fox Bangor’s Kayla Hevey joined DSF and Unity College stocking Atlantic Salmon in the East Machias River on October 16, 2019

EAST MACHIAS – The Downeast Salmon Federation, with the help from Unity College freshmen, released around 15,000 Atlantic salmon into the East Machias River.

“Salmon are endangered species, which means there aren’t many coming back to Maine. In fact, I think last year there were less than 1,000 that came back to all Maine rivers so they’re critically endangered,” said Zach Sheller, hatchery manager of the Downeast Salmon Federation.

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