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Atlantic Salmon Recovery Program

Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
Credit: NOAA

"The number of wild Atlantic salmon in Maine rivers is at an all-time low, placing them in danger of extinction," officials at the NOAA Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said in announcing the decision to list the salmon as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Atlantic salmon in eight Maine rivers were declared "endangered" on November 13, 2000.

Atlantic Salmon General Conservation Plan

Rules and Critical Habitat Designations for Atlantic Salmon

Final Rules

Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
Credit: Gilbert van Ryckevorsel

Critical Habitat Designation

Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
Credit: Gilbert van Ryckevorsel

Proposed Rules

Maps

Background Documents