The Atlantic Salmon Release

Updated: Jul 8, 2020

Every spring, 7 Lakes Alliance participates in Fish Friends, a program run by the Maine Council of the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

Sea-run Atlantic salmon migrate between the ocean and upstream spawning habitat in rivers including the Kennebec River watershed. Each year, program participants raise Atlantic salmon from eggs to fry in a chilled tank and then release them into the local watershed to begin their journey to the sea.

The program typically gives eggs to participating schools across Maine, providing students with the unique opportunity to learn and care for an endangered species. Wit