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Penobscot River Salmon Run Highest Since 2011

After dam removals and fish passage improvements, endangered Atlantic salmon are returning to the Penobscot River in encouraging numbers.
August 06, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Get Ready to Take LEAPS for Atlantic Salmon and Journey to the Rivers and Coasts of New England - with Agents of Discovery!

We've collaborated with the educational tech app, Agents of Discovery, to launch Sea-Run, GO!
June 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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Learning About Atlantic Salmon In Greenland Via Satellite Tags

NOAA Fisheries biologist Tim Sheehan spent 10 days in southwest Greenland trolling for pre-adult Atlantic salmon to capture and release with a pop-up satellite tag that records environmental conditions and the fish's behavior.
December 03, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Releasing a tagged salmon in Greenland.

NOAA Announces Funding for Sixteen Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration Projects

$8.2 million will leverage resources and establish lasting partnerships in support of productive and sustainable fisheries, healthy ecosystems, and resilient communities.
July 13, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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21 Migratory Fish Facts That'll Make You Say, "I Never Knew That!"

To celebrate World Fish Migration Day, we are sharing a collection of migratory fish fact that will make you say, I never knew that!
April 19, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Rainbow smelt schooling near bottom.

Understanding Atlantic Salmon Smolt Behavior And Survival When Every Smolt Is Sacred

It’s hard to imagine science without technology and as technology advances, scientists can do research and follow lines of inquiry that would’ve been difficult if not impossible to do in the past. Acoustic telemetry – the use of transmitters and receivers to track animals – is a technology that has not only become more sophisticated over time, but it’s also allowing fisheries scientists from our Orono Lab to answer questions about Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) smolt behavior and survival that would have been incredibly challenging just a short time ago.
November 09, 2017 - Feature Story ,
Hand hold smolt over a blue bucket.

Protecting Endangered Atlantic Salmon in New England

NOAA Fisheries’ Northeast Salmon Team works cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Department of Marine Resources, and the Penobscot Indian Nation to recover Atlantic salmon.
July 08, 2015 - Feature Story ,