Tag Archives: Atlantic salmon returns

Penobscot salmon count reaches 84

Maybe next week. Or the week after that. Seems like we’ve been saying those words for quite awhile now, doesn’t it? And here we are (again), waiting for the annual run of Atlantic salmon on the Penobscot River to (finally) kick into high gear. According to Mitch Simpson, a fisheries biologist for the Maine Department […]

Penobscot salmon returns still low

Periodically this spring and summer I’ve passed along updates from Maine Bureau of Sea-Run Fisheries and Habitat staffers that have illustrated the woes of Atlantic salmon this year. Today I’m sorry to report that the trend hasn’t changed: Not many Atlantic salmon have returned to the Penobscot River this year. According to Mitch Simpson, a […]

70 Atlantic salmon counted at Veazie Dam thus far

Atlantic salmon returns at the Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River continue to be brisk, with 70 fish having been trapped at the facility as of Thursday, according to Mitch Simpson of the Maine Department of Marine Resources’ Bureau of Sea-run Fisheries and Habitat. That total ranks as the second-highest number of returning fish as […]