Hopes High for Returning Maine Salmon

Atlantic Salmon, courtesy U.S. Fish & Wildlife.

The Portland Press Herald is reporting that biologists, conservation groups and anglers are hoping for another strong run of Atlantic salmon returning to Maine rivers in 2012. So far, numbers of salmon counted at the Veazie Dam in Bangor are up from last year.

“Salmon runs doubled last year, with 3,097 showing up at counting stations in Maine rivers, the 8th-biggest run since counting started in 1978 and the highest since 1986,” the Press reports.

Biologists will have a better picture of the final numbers in the next 3 weeks.

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Portland Press Herald

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