Tag Archives: Penobscot River salmon

Penobscot’s 2015 salmon run the highest since 2011

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

The Atlantic salmon returns to the Penobscot River, the lone Maine river with a significant salmon run, have been dwindling in recent years. After a solid year in 2011, when 3,125 salmon returned and were counted, the yearly totals dropped to 624 in 2012, 381 in 2013, and an all-time low (since 1978) in 261. […]

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 […]