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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

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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

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Position Opening with Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries Fisheries Education Specialist Position Announcement Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (http://www.coastalfisheries.org), 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

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Ellsworth dam relicensing proceeds apace

January 12, 2018 by Stephen Rappaport – Ellsworth American ELLSWORTH — The bitter cold of the new year was a reminder of the glacial pace of relicensing proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the Leonard Lake and Graham Lake dams on the … Continue reading

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Conservation group acquires land needed for dam removal project

By AP • January 16, 2018 – Bangor Daily News SULLIVAN, Maine — A conservation group has acquired about seven acres in Hancock County as part of a dam removal project. The Downeast Salmon Federation says it has taken ownership of the parcel … Continue reading

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All for the Cost of a Dollar a Parr

DSF’s Peter Gray Parr Project has just been featured in Sporting Classics Daily! By Tom Keer When spelled with one “r,” par refers to the number of strokes required by a first-rate golfer on a given hole. I played golf … Continue reading

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Down East Salmon Restoration Efforts Celebrated

By John Holyoke, Bangor Daily News – The building that houses the Downeast Salmon Federation is wearing a disguise, Dwayne Shaw says with a grin, gesturing around the sparkling building that contains the Peter Gray Hatchery, a museum, a laboratory … Continue reading

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‘It’s a part of life here’: Down East smelt fry a celebration of spring, local foods

Article By Emily Burnham, BDN Staff If he peeked around the corner from where his fish-frying station was set up, Evan Emerson could see the place where he and others caught the fish in the first place. The smelts — … Continue reading

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River Herring Citizen Scientist Volunteer Trainings 2017

Join the team at the Downeast Salmon Federation as a citizen scientist volunteer! As spring arrives, huge schools of river herring make their way towards our coast, set on swimming upstream to spawning grounds in Maine’s lakes and rivers. For … Continue reading

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Now Hiring – Sea-run Fisheries Biologist and Regional Organizer

The Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) and the Alewife Harvesters of Maine (AHM) are jointly funding a full time position to support our campaign to monitor and restore diadromous fish populations in Maine and to assist harvesters in assessing and planning … Continue reading

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