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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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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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DSF Seeking Administrative Assistant

The Downeast Salmon Federation is seeking to fill our Administrative Assistant (AA) position for 35 hours per week at our Columbia Falls facility beginning in October.  Applicants must possess strong database management skills (preferably GiftWorks) and will be responsible to … Continue reading

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Two Maine River Restoration Leaders Receive National Awards

Albuquerque, NM Each year, the River Network, a national organization focused on river restoration and river communities, recognizes five individuals from throughout North America with their River Hero Award.  River Network’s River Heroes Award celebrates rivers and those who protect … Continue reading

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The Downeast Salmon Federation’s Smokehouse is Hitting the Road!

The Downeast Salmon Federation has been identified as one of 11 organizations selected for the Maine Department of Agriculture’s “Agricultural Development Grant”. Pending a successful contract with the department, the grant award of $31,000 with $15,000 in matching funds from … Continue reading

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Governor designates $25,000 to Downeast Salmon Federation

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul R. LePage has designated $25,000 from his contingency funds for the Downeast Salmon Federation to support operations and construction at the East Machias Aquatic Research Center. Located in Columbia Falls, the Downeast Salmon Federation focuses … Continue reading

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Efforts underway to support ‘heritage’ smelt fishery Down East

By Tim Cox, Bangor Daily News COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — Every year, the Downeast Salmon Federation celebrates the arrival of spring with a smelt fry. This year’s event, held last month in the wake of the state’s closing of the … Continue reading

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Down East conservation group hopes method of ‘planting’ salmon eggs in rivers will restore population

By Tim Cox, Bangor Daily News MACHIAS, Maine — A salmon conservation organization is trying a new technique Down East for the first time, “planting” eggs in three rivers in the region in hopes they will hatch and grow into … Continue reading

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Salmon conservation groups watching project on East Machias River

EAST MACHIAS, Maine — On a chilly, overcast morning, Maria McMorrow walked along Seavey Brook in Wesley, carrying a pair of plastic 5-gallon buckets containing juvenile salmon. McMorrow, an Island Fellow through AmeriCorps and the Island Institute, and two other … Continue reading

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Hatchery Seeks Clues in Salmon Egg Die-off

Officials say the massive die-off of eggs should not have an impact on the stocking of juvenile salmon smolts in the Penobscot River, a program that biologists often describe as the “life-support system” for Atlantic salmon in U.S. waters. But … Continue reading

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