Maine Group Tries ‘Planting’ Salmon Eggs
February 27, 2014
A Maine salmon conservation group is trying a new technique Down East for the first time, “planting” eggs in 3 rivers in the region in hopes they will hatch and grow into adult versions of Atlantic salmon, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News.
The Downeast Salmon Federation, based in Columbia Falls, has adopted a technique that has been used successfully by state fisheries biologists in the Kennebec drainage in western Maine for about 8 years. Success is measured by how many eggs hatch into fry.
Read more about plans to plant salmon eggs Down East.