Tag Archives: Veazie Dam

Mussel men (and women) wanted for Penobscot relocation effort

The Penobscot River Restoration Trust marked another milestone last week when an earthen cofferdam at the Veazie Dam site was breached, allowing water to flow naturally. The expected result: The water level above the dam has dropped significantly. And that means that there’s plenty more work to be done … and the PRRT is looking […]

2012 not a banner year for Penobscot salmon

Each spring, those with an interest in fisheries conservation and Atlantic salmon start paying particular attention to the Penobscot River and an activity that has taken place there every year since 1978: Salmon are trapped, examined, and often trucked to Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery in East Orland. The results of those daily trips to […]

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 […]