"Cover Story" piece on the Penobscot and Kennebec Rivers and their migratory fis
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"Cover Story" piece on the Penobscot and Kennebec Rivers and their migratory fish. While the Atlantic salmon have gotten most of the attention, many other fish harmed by dams are not only critical to complete the ecological picture but also, as scientists are discovering, as prey buffers to further protect young salmon. For 11 years, the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has been stocking alewives and shad in the Kennebec watershed, but the Penobscot has gotten very little attention. DMR's Tom Squiers said part of the difference is hydrology: the Kennebec has a longer undammed fresh water reach below the last dam and several undammed tributaries sustained shad and salmon runs. The Penobscot Indian Nation has been one of the loudest voices in speaking for the fish on the Penobscot. With details on the location of dams on the Penobscot and how they are affecting the shad, smelt, Atlantic salmon, alewife, striped bass and eel populations.
Dams, Fish, Kennebec River, Penobscot River
Carpenter, Murray, ""Cover Story" piece on the Penobscot and Kennebec Rivers and their migratory fis" (1999). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3568.