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Tue, Mar 01


Information Session

Atlantic Salmon in Maine

Please join Frenchman Bay United on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. for our next member information program, Atlantic Salmon in Maine

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Atlantic Salmon in Maine
Atlantic Salmon in Maine

Time & Location

Mar 01, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Information Session

About the event

We’ve been talking a lot about salmon over the past year as we work to stop American Aquafarms’ proposed industrial fish factory in Frenchman Bay, but how much do we really know about this magnificent fish? We’ve put together a great panel to discuss the history of Atlantic salmon in Maine, the global threats to wild salmon from farmed salmon, and efforts to restore these once-abundant fish to Maine waters. Leading our discussion and taking your questions will be:

  • Catherine Schmitt, science communication specialist at the Schoodic Institute and author of three books of nonfiction, including The President’s Salmon: Restoring the King of Fish and its Home Waters. She is a journalist and writer of many articles and essays related to science and the environment that have been published in a diverse array of newspapers, magazines, and literary journals. (
  • John Burrows, executive director, U.S. Programs, for the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF), a world-leading science and advocacy organization dedicated to conserving and restoring wild Atlantic salmon with more than 25,000 members and volunteers. ASF conducts research on wild salmon throughout the North Atlantic, performs complex river restoration projects, and advocates for good environmental decisions. (
  • Dwayne Shaw, executive director, Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF), a Maine-based organization committed to conserving wild Atlantic salmon, other sea-run fish, and their habitats, restoring a viable recreational salmon fishery, and protecting other important river, scenic, recreational, and ecological resources in eastern Maine. DSF is focused on the watersheds and communities of the five Downeast rivers with remnant wild Atlantic salmon populations. (

Please join for what will be an informative and lively discussion. We’ll give a brief update on FBU activities, followed by presentations from our special guests and your questions. Please register for the event and we will send you a Zoom link prior to the meeting.

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