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2014-02-26 23:02:23

Funds raised from the dinner and auction will be used for conservation and restoration projects in Maine. St. Andrews, NB (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) will raise funding next month for important conservation and restoration work in Maine. A fundraising dinner that includes silent and live auctions and a raffle is scheduled for March 15 at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. The occasion will provide an opportunity to highlight some program successes such...

2013-11-14 23:20:28

Laura Rose Day has been named by the Atlantic Salmon Federation as the 2013 recipient of the Lee Wulff Atlantic Salmon Conservation Award. St. Andrews, N.B. (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased to announce that Laura Rose Day of Hallowell, ME has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Lee Wulff Atlantic Salmon Conservation Award. The award was presented by Christopher H. Buckley Jr., Chairman of ASF’s U.S Board of Directors, at a meeting in New...

2013-10-25 23:02:12

The Atlantic Salmon Federation is receiving from NOAA more than half a million dollars to support Atlantic salmon restoration in Maine. Brunswick, ME (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased to receive $174,000 for the conservation organization’s Maine Headwaters Project from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Center. The funds are being used to build two fishways on tributary streams as well as replacing two impassable...

2013-07-31 23:04:24

The Atlantic Salmon Federation is celebrating the removal of Veazie Dam and the one year anniversary of the removal of Great Works Dam, both on Maine's Penobscot River. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 In one short year, the Penobscot River has undergone an extreme makeover. This summer, the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is celebrating two groundbreaking restoration achievements on Maine’s largest river; the one-year anniversary of the Great Works Dam removal and the breaching of the Veazie...

2012-08-30 23:03:51

Wild Atlantic salmon returns to Maine's Penobscot River are the lowest they have been since the year 2000 and only 20% of what they were in 2011, according to the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) St. Andrews, NB, Canada (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 Wild Atlantic salmon returns to North America are disappointingly low this year, especially in the rivers of Maine. The Penobscot River, which is undergoing a major restoration program, had only 609 salmon return from their ocean migration by the...

2012-06-11 23:02:42

The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) welcomed NASCO's decision to continue a moratorium on commercial salmon fishing at Greenland, where salmon from North America´s east coast rivers migrate to over-winter and feed. St. Andrews, NB, Canada (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) welcomed the decision of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) at last week´s meeting in Edinburgh to continue a moratorium on commercial salmon fishing at...

2012-05-23 23:02:48

Family fun in the sun shines bright this summer with kids´ half-price whitewater rafting on Maine's Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers with Northern Outdoors - Maine's premier Adventure Resort and pioneer of Maine rafting since 1976. The Forks, ME (PRWEB) May 22, 2012 Kennebec and Penobscot River Summer Kids Half-Price Rafting is big value and huge fun with Northern Outdoors. Crafting affordable active family getaways, Northern Outdoors is the only Maine outfitter to offer [half-price kids...

2008-10-08 15:00:37

By JONI AVERILL Cherryfield Academy is a "nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration of the Academy building," wrote Nancy Willey in announcing Cherryfield Academy's Harvest Festival. That event is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the academy, and features activities for folks of all ages. Children's activities include a science room, games, face painting and prizes, and you can purchase food ranging from chili to desserts. Area business owners and friends have donated...

2008-09-18 15:00:20

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF WINTERPORT - Part of a small but ecologically important tributary of the Penobscot River is getting a face-lift this week, and the results should benefit both the stream's aquatic inhabitants and residents of Winterport. Each spring and after heavy rains throughout the year, the tiny and meandering stream known as Cove Brook overwhelms a culvert that runs beneath Meadow Road in Winterport. Occasionally, the waters actually push the culvert downstream,...

2008-09-17 15:00:19

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF In fall 2000, state officials and some of Maine's business leaders were up in arms about a federal decision to list Atlantic salmon in eight Maine rivers as endangered species. Critics predicted the designation could devastate an already weakened economy in Down East Maine by restricting blueberry growers' water use, overregulating commercial forestry and forcing aquaculture operations out of business. Eight years later, loggers are still working...


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