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Downeast Salmon Federation seeks new Project Coordinator
NGO employment opportunity
NOAA Fisheries designate critical habitat for Atlantic sturgeon
The critical habitat designation will require federal agencies to consult NOAA Fisheries if they operate or fund activities that may affect designated critical habitat in more than 3,968 miles of important coastal river habitat from Maine to Florida. Atlantic sturgeon was listed under the Endangered Species Act in 2012 and is comprised of the threatened Gulf of Maine distinct population segment and the endangered New York Bight, Chesapeake Bay, Carolina, and South Atlantic distinct population segments.
NOAA Fisheries announces "Species in the Spotlight" campaign for Atlantic Salmon.
NOAA Fisheries announced a new Species in the Spotlight campaign to focus recovery and public education efforts on eight marine species that are at risk of extinction.
FY 2018 NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program
Federal Funding Opportunity
2017 Coastal Resiliency Grants
The objective of the NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants program, jointly administered by NOAA's National Ocean Service and National Marine Fisheries Service, is to implement projects that build resilient U.S. coastal communities, economies and ecosystems. Resilience is the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover from, and successfully adapt. This program is intended to build resilience by reducing the risk to coastal communities, economies and ecosystems from extreme weather events and climate related hazards. Projects that build resilience include activities that protect life and property, safeguard people and infrastructure, strengthen the economy, and/or conserve and restore coastal and marine resources.
International Atlantic Salmon Assessment Report Available
The annual report of the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) Working Group on North Atlantic Salmon [WGNAS] is available for download online.
International Atlantic Salmon 2016 Assessment Report Available
2016 International Council for the Exploration of the Seas’ Working Group on North Atlantic Salmon Annual Report
Acoustic Telemetry Assessment of Hatchery-Reared Smolts in the Narraguagus River
Acoustic Telemetry Assessment of Hatchery-Reared Smolts in the Narraguagus River
NOAA Announces Initiation of Atlantic Salmon Five-Year Status Review
Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of 5-Year Review for the Endangered Gulf of Maine Distinct Population Segment of Atlantic Salmon
Down East salmon restoration efforts celebrated
The building that houses the Downeast Salmon Federation is wearing a disguise, Dwayne Shaw says with a grin, gesturing around the sparkling building that contains the Peter Gray Hatchery, a museum, a laboratory and office space.
Endangered and Threatened Marine Species Recovery Grant Awarded to Penobscot Indian Nation
NOAA has awarded the Penobscot Indian Nation with continued funding for their Atlantic salmon management and outreach projects.
Planting of Atlantic salmon eggs in Kennebec River starting to pay dividends; over the past four years, more wild adult salmon are returning to the hatching grounds.
salmon recovery, egg planting, Kennebec River
Recently Published paper describing Prey Items from Salmon in Greenland
2017 U.S. Atlantic Salmon Assessment Committee Annual Report
2017 U.S. Atlantic Salmon Assessment Committee Annual Report
NOAA Fisheries announces 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition is underway
NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce that the 2018 Saltonstall-Kennedy Grant competition is currently open. This year's solicitation consists of two separate submission processes. All interested applicants must submit a 2 page Pre-Proposal to the Federal Funding Opportunity posted at under FFO# NOAA-NMFS-FHQ-2018-2005332. Applicants must submit a complete and timely pre-proposal and meet all requirements to submit a full proposal. Applicants interested in submitting a full application after the pre-proposal review process must submit the full application also through under the same FFO # listed above.
Stream Crossing Project Announcement
Federal agencies in Maine have collaborated on a programmatic Endangered Species Act section 7 consultation that will facilitate recovery of the endangered Atlantic salmon and promote healthy stream ecosystems. Poorly designed stream crossings have long been recognized as a problem for Atlantic salmon and other native aquatic organisms in Maine. While progress has certainly been made to address this issue on a variety of fronts, including outreach and education, more work remains to be done.
Fall Atlantic Salmon and Sea-run Fish Quarterly
Atlantic Salmon and Sea-Run Fish Quarterly Newsletter
2017 International Council for the Exploration of the Seas’ Working Group on North Atlantic Salmon Annual Report
ICES Update
New Report of Climate Effects on Atlantic salmon
Climate Effects on Atlantic salmon
NEFSC: Field Fresh Blog Posts
The Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) has conducted resource cruises out of Woods Hole, Massachusetts, since 1885. Our scientists research marine mammals, groundfishes of the Atlantic, and their habitats. Standard bottom trawl surveys were initiated in the fall of 1963, and since 1968 have been completed each spring and fall. Cruises to monitor shellfish resources have been conducted since the late 1970s, primarily for sea scallops, surf clams and ocean quahogs. On all cruises, oceanographic, as well as meteorological data are collected. The data obtained from the standard trawl surveys are universally recognized as the most scientifically valuable time series of fisheries related data in the world.

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