Lecture to Focus on Importance of Atlantic Salmon

 

 

NOAA Fisheries, New England Aquarium, Atlantic Salmon Federation, and Downeast Salmon Federation will present a lecture on the Cultural and Historical Importance of Atlantic Salmon in New England.

When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Simons IMAX Theater

Register: New England Aquarium website (Free)

Every spring for thousands of years, the rivers that empty into the North Atlantic Ocean have turned silver with migrating fish, including the Atlantic salmon, the “king of fish.”  From New York to Labrador, from Russia to Portugal, sea-bright salmon defied current, tide, and gravity, driven inland by instinct and memory to the very streams where they emerged from gravel nests years before.

Inspiring Traditions

Their journey inspired myths, stories, and cultural traditions across their range. For 80 years, the first Atlantic salmon caught by anglers in Maine’s Penobscot River was presented to the President of the United States, one of many “first fish” rituals around the world and part of the intertwined history of people and nature.

Salmon at Risk

Now countries need to come together to help save salmon. Human interference — in the forms of development and environmental change — threatens this fantastic traveler of the Northern Hemisphere. Learn more and help launch the International Year of the Salmon. Admission is free. Please register on the New England Aquarium website.