Atlantic Salmon Recovery Program
"The number of wild Atlantic salmon in Maine rivers is at an all-time low, placing them in danger of extinction," officials at the NOAA Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in announcing the decision to list the salmon as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Atlantic salmon in eight Maine rivers were declared "endangered" on November 13, 2000.
For more information on the Atlantic Salmon Recovery Program, please contact Dan Kircheis
at (207) 866-7320 or Dan.Kircheis@noaa.gov
May 12, 2011