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DSF – Help Wanted – Hatchery Technician

Hiring Announcement Downeast Salmon Federation Hatchery Technician Summary The Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) is a nonprofit based in Downeast Maine. DSF is involved in a wide variety of conservation work that ranges from Atlantic salmon restoration, to diadromous fish research, … Continue reading

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Why Conservationists are feeling optimistic about Atlantic salmon

By John Holyoke, BDN Staff • January 28, 2019 8:00 am Tim Cox | BDN Redmond’s Brook in Harrington. Two pieces of fisheries-related news were welcomed with enthusiastic responses by Atlantic salmon conservationists in Maine last week. Dwayne Shaw, the executive director of … Continue reading

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DSF Executive Director, Dwayne Shaw, appears on The Fisheries Podcast

DSF Executive Director, Dwayne Shaw, recently appeared on The Fisheries Podcast hosted by Nick Kramer. You can listen to the entire episode here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-5s3fx-a39849

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Why a report from Greenland signals ‘great news’ for wild salmon in Maine

By John Holyoke, BDN Staff • January 23, 2019 6:36 am Updated: January 23, 2019 9:42 am Conservationists on Wednesday heralded the announcement that Greenland’s commercial catch of wild Atlantic salmon had hit a 13-year low and suggested that harvest could mean better returns on … Continue reading

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Tomcod Return to Sullivan’s Smelt Brook

By John Holyoke, BDN Staff • January 23, 2019 1:00 am Updated: January 23, 2019 8:50 am For more than 50 years, many species of fish were unable to move into Smelt Brook in Sullivan due to the presence of a dam. Scientists on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Meetings Will Consider Union River Dam License

Ellsworth- On the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Downeast Salmon Federation fisheries biologist will be at the Ellsworth Public Library, where the conservation group and the Friends of Graham Lake will host a joint meeting to review the status … Continue reading

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DSF Fall/Winter 2018 Newsletter

Check out our most recent newsletter! Fall_Winter 2018 Newsletter FINAL    

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DSF Stocking Efforts in the News

Fox22 Bangor’s Shonna Narine caught up with DSF’s Zach, Rachel, and Meagan while they were stocking salmon parr in Beaverdam Stream in Wesley with students from Washington Academy and Wesley Elementary School. https://www.foxbangor.com/news/item/45315  

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The Maine Sportsman’s October 2018 Issue Spotlight on DSF

Maine Sportsman contributor Kyle Montgomery examines the work being done at our East Machias Hatchery and Peter Gray Parr Project.  You can read the full article here:  SportsmansJournal1018.DSF

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Downeast Conservation Network Announces “Convergence 2018” Forum

DCN has announced Convergence 2018, a forum which will cover The Economic and Biodiversity Values of Conservation in Downeast Maine.  This forum will take place at the Schoodic Institute on Friday, November 2nd from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  You can … Continue reading

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