"North by East" piece about the concern caused by the third year of decline in t
"North by East" piece about the concern caused by the third year of decline in the number of salmon appearing in Maine's rivers. At the end of July, for example, only 826 salmon had been counted in the Penobscot River, which has the largest salmon run in the state, less than half the 1,826 counted in the same period in 1992. No salmon appeared in several other rivers, including the Aroostook and the Kennebec. The decline occurred despite buyouts of commercial fishermen and a 20-percent increase in the number of young salmon released in 1992. The decline could be related to various factors, including changing ocean temperatures, increased predation, pollution, and habitat destruction.
Endangered species, Salmon
""North by East" piece about the concern caused by the third year of decline in t" (1994). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 1918.