MACHIAS, Maine - A coalition of Maine conservation groups is calling on the state to add the Atlantic salmon to its list of endangered species.


Journalist and author Mark Kurlansky’s latest book explores the significance of salmon as a species worldwide, and as an indicator of the health of our planet. Kurlansky traveled to multiple countries to study the history of man’s relationship with salmon, and how human interference has threatened this species to the point that it is almost beyond saving. We will learn why salmon’s future survival is so closely linked to the health of the global environment in the face of climate change—and how this fish’s story has played out in Maine.

A Maine state project aims to bring salmon and river herring back to a tributary of one of the state's major rivers.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is using its Species Recovery Grants to States Program to award more than $310,000 to the Maine Department of Marine Resources for the project. The state wants to restore salmon and herring back to Togus Stream.

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PORTLAND, Maine - A federal judge has ruled against efforts by Maine environmental groups to introduce more protection for endangered Atlantic salmon and American shad at four hydro-electric dams on the Kennebec River.

Taryn Hallweaver is with Environment Maine, one of two plaintiffs in the lawsuit against Brookfield Asset Management, which operates the dams.

MACHIAS, Maine (AP) _ Maine Gov. Paul LePage is giving $25,000 to the Downeast Salmon Federation to help with improving the East Machias Aquatic Research Center.

LePage says Friday the money to aid the Columbia Falls-based federation will come from state contingency funds. The federation is working to conserve wild Atlantic salmon populations in Maine.