U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region


The conservation story of the Atlantic salmon is one of adaptability, perseverance, and pure passion and cultural attachment by the Houlton Band of Maliseet Tribe. Maliseet Nations have been sustainably harvesting sea-run fish for thousands of years. And today, they are at the heart of returning the sea-run fish to the Meduxnekeag River.

The Penobscot Indian Nation and the Service work along the Penobscot River to restore passage for the Atlantic Salmon and other migratory fish species.

Fish biologist at Nashua National Fish Hatchery, Kate Marony, works with 7th graders to explore fish culture and healthy watersheds.