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Milford Fish Lift Weekly Updates

Milford Fish Lift Weekly Updates

Fish Passage Data. Previous updates are available under under the Resources tab in the Documents folder.

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Proceedings of the first virtual CMS Public Meeting

The proceedings, slides, minutes, and Q&A session from the 5/28/2020 meeting are now available for public viewing and comment

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Northern Maine Hatchery Receives 42,000 Eggs

For eventual introduction to an Aroostook River tributary.

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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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USFWS Programmatic Stream Crossing Consultation

USFWS, FEMA, and USACE 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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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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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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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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Penobscot Estuary Acoustic Survey

Survey blog post from survey 5/19/2017.

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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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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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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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2017 U.S. Atlantic Salmon Assessment Committee Annual Report

2017 U.S. Atlantic Salmon Assessment Committee Annual Report

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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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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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