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We will continue to focus on recovery of the Atlantic salmon in Gulf of Maine rivers. Greg Thompson/USFWS photo.
We will continue to focus on recovery of the Atlantic salmon in Gulf of Maine rivers.
Greg Thompson/USFWS


Low fish returns, declining budgets end our efforts to bring salmon back in the Merrimack


After more than 30 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will end its investment in the Atlantic salmon restoration program in the Merrimack River, which flows through New Hampshire and Massachusetts. "This was a hard decision, but the science tells us that there is little chance that we will successfully restore Atlantic salmon to the Merrimack. While the science is driving our decision, our declining budgets hastened it," said Regional Director Wendi Weber, who made the announcement at a September 5th meeting of the Merrimack River Policy Committee in Concord, N.H.

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Published on: Thursday, September 05,2013


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