Stocking endangered Atlantic salmon into the East Machias River


The Downeast Salmon Federation operates a unique conservation hatchery--it raises salmon from egg to parr (approx 9 months old) stage in an environment that closely replicates the natural environment. Our fish are more physically fit and better adapted than fish raised in traditional hatcheries.

This fall, we need to mark 200,000+ parr before stocking them into the East Machias River. This entire process takes about a month (mid-September to mid-October--the exact times depend on the temperature of the river water) and will require more than 200 volunteers.

Come join us. You'll have a great time--and help us in our fight to save the endangered Atlantic salmon.


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