Atlantic Salmon Federation News
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

This is turning into a very exciting week for Atlantic salmon restoration, with events as far apart as Old Town, ME and Edinburgh, Scotland contributing good news for the future.

Good News - Agreement on Greenland Commercial Salmon Fishery
ASF welcomes the decision in Edinburgh of NASCO not to reinstate a commercial Atlantic salmon fishery. ASF is one of 35 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) accredited at NASCO. ASF's Sue Scott was elected co-chair of the NGOs who play a vital role in NASCO's deliberations. Read more about the results of this year's decisions - the coverage has been widespread, with this example Yahool News.

Great Day For a Great River in Maine
Yesterday work crews began demolishing the Great Works Dam on the Penobscot River - and a celebration event was held to mark it. Read more about a spectacular milestone in the restoration of the Penobscot River, so important for Maine's Atlantic salmon population.

There is a June 12 update to the ASF RIVERNOTES

Protesters Urge Maine to Open Fishways to Alewives
A flotilla gathered on the St. Croix River on the boundary of Maine and NB on Saturday to cheer the alewives headed up the St. Croix. Maine in 1995 unilaterally blocked much of the river to alewife migration.