Webworks Feb 26 2016

News From Atlantic Salmon Federation

NOAA Devoting Resources to Maine Salmon
This month, NOAA  unveiled its new five-year plan for the restoration of wild Atlantic salmon. A major overview article and video details the present situation and approaches to safeguarding the Atlantic salmon in Maine.

The NOAA page with an overview and the Atlantic Salmon Action Plan is at:

Howland Dam Fundraising Goal Achieved
The Howland Dam Bypass is the last major step in a Penobscot River restoration effort that is one of the greatest watershed restoration projects of the 21st century in North America. The fundraising milestone caps a concerted effort by ASF and many partners to safeguard the future of wild Atlantic salmon in the Penobscot River.

Canadian Angler Hall of Fame Welcomes Wilfred Carter
Wilfred Carter was  an eloquent and effective leader for Atlantic salmon conservation in North America and a visionary leader for ASF. Now he is being recognized for his important role by the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame.

Call for Public Comment on Environmental Assessment of Large NL Aquaculture Expansion
A massive expansion of 11 new aquaculture sites is planned for Placentia Bay on Newfoundland’s south coast, and raising concerns about its negative impacts on threatened wild Atlantic salmon.. Until March 26, the public can comment on the plan.  To respond, send your comments to:
Director, Environmental Assessment Division, Department of Environment and Conservation, West Block, Confederation Building, P.O. Box 8700, St. John's, NL A1B 4J6

The 556-page plan can be downloaded from the site at:

Scottish Petition Raised to Protect wild Salmon from Sea Lice
Salmon and Trout Conservation Scotland is circulated  a public petition calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to strengthen Scottish legislative and regulatory control of marine fish farms. For more details and to respond go to: