Thursday, August 20, 2009

Good News for New Yorkers : Wild Atlantic Salmon Found in Salmon River

For the first time in over 100 years, naturally produced salmon are found in what was once New York's premier salmon stream according to the United States Geological Survey:

"This is the first time in more than a century that salmon produced naturally in the wild have been found in what was once New York's premier salmon stream. Forty-one wild Atlantic salmon were collected in June and July. All of the salmon were under one year old and ranged in length from about 2 - 2.5 inches."

Read more of this article here.

"State, federal and Canadian natural resource agencies have a keen interest in the potential for Atlantic salmon restoration in Lake Ontario. The NYSDEC currently stocks 30,000 yearling Atlantic salmon in the Salmon River and was pleased to hear of the discovery of the wild salmon."

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