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By: sebastian (offline)  Sunday, June 10 2012 @ 09:19 PM EDT (Read 2505 times)  

Hi guys! I am in the process of writing an article for a fishing magazine in Romania regarding the history of atlantic salmon on the east coast, including initial decline, restauration efforts and current data and i was wondering if any of you has some information, links to share, anything that would help me paint a pretty detailed and clear picture of what happened here over the past 2 centuries since we started building dams, all the way to the current efforts of returning to wild, natural, sustainable migrations in some of the rivers. I would like to focus on Penobscot and Merrimack, but welcome all kind of information, I will do the sifting myself. Thanks!


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By: Dave V (offline)  Sunday, June 10 2012 @ 09:38 PM EDT  

 You could get a bunch of info from TU and  Maine's Atlantic Salmon Federation.  Also Lee has some info here on his site look at his submitted stories right under the forums.  Good luck.



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By: LeeGoldsmith (offline)  Monday, June 11 2012 @ 08:11 AM EDT  

Sebastian

I really think your best source of information is the Atlantic Salmon Federation.  This should give some history and what is happening right now to the Salmon stocks in the US and Canada.  Obviously Canada has it much better then we do because they have not had the dam construction we had in the early years of this country.  If I come across any more info I will post it here for you.  Also use the search option here at LFP and see what shows up for "Atlantic Salmon".  I believe that there is a small number of things listed here already.

Hope this helps and please post your article here if you can.

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By: LeeGoldsmith (offline)  Monday, June 11 2012 @ 09:23 AM EDT  

Sebastian

Check out this video by Bill Green about the Sandy River in Maine.  This is how they are working today to bring back the Salmon in Maine.

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By: Fish Carva (offline)  Monday, June 11 2012 @ 03:30 PM EDT  

You might want to try reaching out to Jeff Reardon. He's a director for Maine TU. He's not a salmon guy but he's tuned into the guys with the Maine salmon restoration projects and might be able to point you in a good direction.

 

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By: Koda (offline)  Tuesday, June 12 2012 @ 11:05 AM EDT  

 Let me see if I can get Bill Carney in touch with you Brother. He's a former F&G Comissioner and has and still is involved with the project. He tells me it's becoming better and better for fish returning from the sea.

 


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By: sebastian (offline)  Wednesday, June 13 2012 @ 12:26 AM EDT  

thanks guys, I appreciate your suggestions! will be studying!!!!


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By: Ktbone (offline)  Wednesday, June 13 2012 @ 11:22 AM EDT  

Check out the history of the textile industry in New England (Lowell Mass and Manchester NH) that was the major source of dams and destruction along the Merrimack River.

 

Example Amoskeg falls then:

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And now:

http://www.waymarking.com/gallery/image.aspx?f=1&guid=3a6607c3-df21-4f59-9103-1dd1572c53f5

 

and efforts to restore:

http://www.amoskeagfishways.org/

The abundant river fish and forest game in the Merrimack River Valley attracted the attention of the Native American Pennacooks long before the European traders and trappers arrived in the valley in the early 1700s. The Pennacooks called the river falls area "Namoskeag," meaning "place of much fish." A permanent white settlement was established in 1722 by Scots-Irish Presbyterians who saw the manufacturing potential of the falls, which came to be called the Amoskeag Falls. Until their factories were built, they subsisted on fishing and logging. They later used the 85-foot drop of the Amoskeag Falls to power their textile mills


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By: LeeGoldsmith (offline)  Wednesday, June 13 2012 @ 11:45 AM EDT  

Hi keith

On your last post here the first link is not correct, looks like a copy problem.  Keith go here to see how to do links that will open in a new page/tab and make it easier for the user to navigate between two sites.

I will let you figure out what is wrong on that first link.

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By: Ktbone (offline)  Wednesday, June 13 2012 @ 02:48 PM EDT  

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