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NOAA Fisheries designate critical habitat for Atlantic sturgeon

NOAA Fisheries designate critical habitat for Atlantic sturgeon

The critical habitat designation will require federal agencies to consult NOAA Fisheries if they operate or fund activities that may affect designated critical habitat in more than 3,968 miles of important coastal river habitat from Maine to Florida. Atlantic sturgeon was listed under the Endangered Species Act in 2012 and is comprised of the threatened Gulf of Maine distinct population segment and the endangered New York Bight, Chesapeake Bay, Carolina, and South Atlantic distinct population segments.

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NOAA Fisheries announces "Species in the Spotlight" campaign for Atlantic Salmon.

NOAA Fisheries announces "Species in the Spotlight" campaign for Atlantic Salmon.

NOAA Fisheries announced a new Species in the Spotlight campaign to focus recovery and public education efforts on eight marine species that are at risk of extinction.

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International Year of the Salmon Launch Event

Please join us at the International Year of the Salmon Launch Event in Boston: The President's and the People's Fish: The Cultural and Historical Importance of Atlantic Salmon in New England Co-Hosted by NOAA Fisheries, New England Aquarium, Atlantic Salmon Federation, and Downeast Salmon Federation When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 7 p.m. Where: Simons IMAX® Theatre at the New England Aquarium Register: New England Aquarium website (Free)

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Maine Audubon: Stream Smart Phase II workshops

Maine Audubon: Stream Smart Phase II workshops

stream survey techniques and concepts associated with ecologically sound road/stream crossings

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International Atlantic Salmon Assessment Report Available

The annual report of the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) Working Group on North Atlantic Salmon [WGNAS] is available for download online.

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International Atlantic Salmon 2016 Assessment Report Available

International Atlantic Salmon 2016 Assessment Report Available

2016 International Council for the Exploration of the Seas’ Working Group on North Atlantic Salmon Annual Report

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Acoustic Telemetry Assessment of Hatchery-Reared Smolts in the Narraguagus River

Acoustic Telemetry Assessment of Hatchery-Reared Smolts in the Narraguagus River

Acoustic Telemetry Assessment of Hatchery-Reared Smolts in the Narraguagus River

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NOAA Announces Initiation of Atlantic Salmon Five-Year Status Review

NOAA Announces Initiation of Atlantic Salmon Five-Year Status Review

Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5-Year Review for the Endangered Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Salmon

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Down East salmon restoration efforts celebrated

Down East salmon restoration efforts celebrated

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 and office space.

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Endangered and Threatened Marine Species Recovery Grant Awarded to Penobscot Indian Nation

Endangered and Threatened Marine Species Recovery Grant Awarded to Penobscot Indian Nation

NOAA has awarded the Penobscot Indian Nation with continued funding for their Atlantic salmon management and outreach projects.

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2017 U.S. Atlantic Salmon Assessment Committee Annual Report

2017 U.S. Atlantic Salmon Assessment Committee Annual Report

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NOAA Fisheries announces 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition is underway

NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce that the 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition is currently open. This year's solicitation consists of two separate submission processes. All interested applicants must submit a 2 page Pre-Proposal to the Federal Funding Opportunity posted at www.Grants.gov under FFO# NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2018-2005332. Applicants must submit a complete and timely pre-proposal and meet all requirements to submit a full proposal. Applicants interested in submitting a full application after the pre-proposal review process must submit the full application also through www.grants.gov under the same FFO # listed above.

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Stream Crossing Project Announcement

Federal agencies in Maine have collaborated on a programmatic Endangered Species Act section 7 consultation that will facilitate recovery of the endangered Atlantic salmon and promote healthy stream ecosystems. Poorly designed stream crossings have long been recognized as a problem for Atlantic salmon and other native aquatic organisms in Maine. While progress has certainly been made to address this issue on a variety of fronts, including outreach and education, more work remains to be done.

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NEFSC: Field Fresh Blog Posts

The Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) has conducted resource cruises out of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, since 1885. Our scientists research marine mammals, groundfishes of the Atlantic, and their habitats. Standard bottom trawl surveys were initiated in the fall of 1963, and since 1968 have been completed each spring and fall. Cruises to monitor shellfish resources have been conducted since the late 1970s, primarily for sea scallops, surf clams and ocean quahogs. On all cruises, oceanographic, as well as meteorological data are collected. The data obtained from the standard trawl surveys are universally recognized as the most scientifically valuable time series of fisheries related data in the world.

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First genetically engineered salmon sold in Canada

First genetically engineered salmon sold in Canada

US firm AquaBounty Technologies says that its farmed, transgenic salmon has hit the market after a 25-year wait.

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A Vulnerability Assessment of Fish and Invertebrates to Climate Change on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf

A Vulnerability Assessment of Fish and Invertebrates to Climate Change on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf

Atlantic salmon tops the list of species most vulnerable to climate change in Northeast

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ICES Publishes NOAA Model to Predict Fish Population Response to Dams

ICES Publishes NOAA Model to Predict Fish Population Response to Dams

NOAA Fisheries Scientists publish paper modeling the response of Atlantic salmon to dam removals on the Penobscot River, Maine, USA.

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Northern Maine Hatchery Receives 42,000 Eggs

For eventual introduction to an Aroostook River tributary.

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Final Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan is now available 2019

The Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan is now available!

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Final Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan 2019

The final Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan has been finalized and is now available.

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