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Maine’s salmon population could take 75 years to recover, ne

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:59 am

Maine’s salmon population could take 75 years to recover, new plan says
The federal wildlife service estimates 100,000 salmon returned to the Penobscot River each year in the 19th century, and fewer than 750 returned to spawn in Maine rivers last year.

Maine’s endangered salmon will need restored habitats, removal of dams, aggressive hatchery programs and other conservations actions if its population is to rebound, according to a federal government plan to save the fading and iconic fish.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a recovery plan for the Gulf of Maine salmon, listed as endangered in 2000, that is intended as a roadmap to sustainability for a fish whose populations have plummeted since the 1800s.

http://www.centralmaine.com/2016/04/01/ ... plan-says/
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