The Atlantic Salmon Federation honored Nathaniel Reed with the Lee Wulff Conservation Award at meetings of the ASF Board of Directors in N.Y. Mr. Reed's exceptional long-term efforts include developing a moratorium on Greenland commercial harvest of Atlantic salmon. Read more about Nat Read - and the high salmon returns of the Penobscot River - in the Bangor Daily News at:

At ASF's 60th Annivesary Gala Dinner on Nov. 12, Paul Volcker, a giant in the world of economics and advisor to President Elect Barack Obama, was honored for his work in support of Atlantic salmon conservation. Check out photos of the NY dinner and Paul Volcker at:

In Maine, federal authorities held public hearings in Augusta and Brewer on expanding endangered listing of the Maine Atlantic salmon to the Penobscot, Kennebec and Androscoggin, plus declaring certain sections of the rivers critical habitat. An account of the Brewer hearing is at:

For the Augusta hearing, go to:

Fred Ayer's fascinating personal story related to the Penobscot Project is available from North Carolina Public Radio's THE STORY as a podcast (50 min). The mp3 file can be downloaded at:

For Atlantic Canada and Quebec, the Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation is offering its second round of grant offerings. The deadline for accepting applications is Dec. 19

Overseas, 80 aquaculture industry stakeholders met in Edinburgh to determine common ways forward in addressing the industry's negative impacts on the environment and society. Read more at: