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Atlantic Salmon Recovery Framework

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Attention Atlantic salmon research/stocking program personnel:

Process for Support of Atlantic Salmon Research and Assessment Projects

Action Team Chair receives a cover letter or e-mail and project description form ( requesting review of a project.

Research requests for hatchery products must be within anticipated production capacity and integrate with hatchery and field stocking operations. Proposals involving requests for eggs or fry are due on or before 15 August (the year before stocking), and proposals involving requests for parr or smolts are due on or before 1 January (the year of stocking). Proposals not requiring hatchery products (studies at the hatchery or hatchery products for field or laboratory studies) will be accepted on either date, and will also be reviewed if received at least 12 weeks (3 months) prior to the start of the research. Examples include: tagging fish in rivers, field behavioral or physiological studies.

Requests for use of hatchery fish or egg received after deadlines may be denied or deferred to the following year.

Questions should be directed to Peter Lamothe, Chair, 207-469-7300 ext 232.

Thanks so much!


Anitra Firmenich, Project Leader
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Green Lake NFH
One Hatchery Way, Route 180
Ellsworth, Maine 04605
ph: (207) 667-9531
fax: (207) 667-5559

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What is the Framework:

The National Marine Fisheries Service, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Maine Department of Marine Resources and the Penobscot Indian Nation have been working together over the past few years to coordinate and prioritize efforts on behalf of wild Atlantic salmon. We share a strong interest in ensuring that our individual and combined resources are used in the most efficient and effective manner to maximize our collective ability to successfully protect and recover endangered Atlantic salmon. The result of those collaborations is an Atlantic Salmon Recovery Framework. We are very interested in seeking public comments on our activities as well as the opportunity to hear about complementary activities being undertaken by others on behalf of salmon. To facilitate this information exchange, we intend to hold annual meetings during which we will describe the activities we have undertaken over the past year, the status of wild salmon, and the plans for the coming year. The 2011 annual meeting is the first meeting so the focus will be more forward-looking in terms of describing the actions and activities being undertaken and planned for the near future. 

Action Teams:

Team Contact Agency
Marine and Estuary Action Team John Kocik, chair NOAA Fisheries
Connectivity Action Team Rory Saunders, chair NOAA Fisheries
Genetic Diversity Action Team Meredith Bartron, chair USFWS, Northeast Fish Health Center
Conservation Hatcheries Action Team Peter Lamothe, acting chair USFWS, Green Lake NFH
Freshwater Action Team Randy Spencer, chair Maine Department of Marine Resources
Outreach & Education Action Team Laury Zicari, chair USFWS, Maine Fisheries Program Complex

Announcing Peter Lamothe's CHAT membership.

Peter Lamothe, who has recently assumed his role as Complex Manager of the Maine Fisheries Program Complex (Craig Brook NFH, Green Lake NFH and the Maine Fishery Resources Office), has been added to the membership of the Atlantic salmon Recovery Team, specifically on the Conservation Hatchery Action Team.


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