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Atlantic salmon count on the Penobscot up to 560

An Atlantic salmon makes its way to a holding tank at the Milford Dam fishway at Brookfield Energy in Milford Wednesday. After more than three decades capturing Atlantic salmon at the Veazie Dam, that operation has moved to Milford, where a new fishlift was unveiled in 2014. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

While we’re talking about the Penobscot, biologists with the Maine Department of Marine Resources report that Atlantic salmon continue to return to the river. Mitch Simpson, a biologist for the DMR’s Division of Sea-Run Fisheries and Habitat, said in his weekly report that a total of 560 salmon had returned to the fish lift at […]

Salmon returns ‘dismal’ on Penobscot, elsewhere

For much of the spring, those who keep an eager eye turned toward the Veazie Dam were left shaking their heads as Atlantic salmon returns to the Penobscot River lagged far behind the pace set during a banner 2011 season. Those prized fish, which are counted at the fish trap in Veazie before many are […]

Penobscot salmon total hits 168, lampreys thriving

Mitch Simpson of the Department of Marine Resources’ Bureau of Sea-Run Fisheries and Habitat checked in on Wednesday with his weekly report on activity at the Veazie Dam fish trap on the Penobscot River. Of foremost concern to many, Atlantic salmon are still showing up in good numbers at the trap, which is staffed by […]