Atlantic Salmon
Northeast Region
Life cycle of Atlantic slamon. Credit Bob Michelson
Credit: Bob Michelson

Atlantic salmon recovery in Maine rivers

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA-Fisheries share jurisdiction for recovery of endangered Atlantic salmon. Together we work with the State of Maine and with many partner agencies and organizations.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
State of Maine

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Maine Fishery Resources Office provides assistance for habitat and fish passage projects to recover and restore anadromous fish in Maine. Both Green Lake and Craig Brook national fish hatcheries raise juvenile Atlantic salmon for Maine waters. Craig Brook has separate, river-specific facilities to maintain the unique genetic characteristics of salmon in each river.

Maine Fisheries Program Complex
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
306 Hatchery Road
East Orland, ME 04431

Green Lake National Fish Hatchery
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
One Hatchery Way
Ellsworth, ME 04605

Are you planning a project in Maine with the potential to affect Atlantic Salmon or other endangered or threatened fish, wildlife, plants or their habitat? Contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Maine Field Office to help determine your best course of action to avoid impacts to protected species. Seek our assistance early in your project planning to help avoid delays.

Maine Field Office
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
17 Godfrey Drive Suite 2
Orono, ME 04473

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Gulf of Maine Coastal Program and the Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission have conducted several habitat identification and assessment projects to help inform habitat protection and restoration projects that benefit Atlantic salmon recovery.

Gulf of Maine Coastal Program
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
4R Fundy Road
Falmouth, Maine 04105

The Notheast Fishery Center has scientific expertise in fish culture, fish health, population monitoring and assessment, and conservation genetics.
Map of USFWS NE Region. Credit USFWS

Northeast Fishery Center
Fish Technology Center
Fish Health Center
Lamar National Fish Hatchery
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
308 Washington Ave.
Lamar, PA 16848

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Mary Colligan
Assistant Regional Administrator - Protected Resources

Kim Damon-Randall
Endangered Species Coordinator

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Fisheries
55 Great Republic Drive
Gloucester, MA 01930

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State of Maine

Bureau of Sea Run Fisheries and Habitat
Maine Department of Marine Resources
172 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission


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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region:
Meagan Racey 413-253-8558; External Affairs 413-253-8328
NOAA-Fisheries: Teri Frady 508-495-2239

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Last updated: December 21, 2011
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