Penobscot Atlantic Salmon Returns Hit Eight Year High

The total number of Atlantic salmon returning to Maine’s Penobscot River in 2019 was 1,097 — an eight-year high.

The Penobscot salmon returns for the past decade are as follows: 2010: 1,281, 2011: 3,037, 2012: 608, 2013: 372, 2014: 254, 2015: 724, 2016: 500, 2017: 817, 2018: 735, 2019: 1,097.

2019 marks the first year since 2011 that more than 1,000 Atlantic salmon have returned to the Penobscot.