Watershed Kiosks

In 2006, staff at the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Maine Field Office initiated a partnership with Maine Sea Grant to produce content for two informational kiosks planned for the lower Penobscot River region. The Penobscot River watershed is currently the subject of an unprecedented restoration plan that will restore access to over 1,000 miles of rearing and spawning habitat for Atlantic salmon, alewives, sturgeon, and other species of sea-run fish.

DV-06-006 Improved Estuarine Passage of Atlantic Salmon Smolt in the Penobscot River via SeaReady Hatchery Preconditioning

Steven H. Jury
MariCal, Inc.

400 Commercial St.
Portland, ME 04101

Returns of Atlantic salmon have been in precipitous decline over the past 20 years. Despite major fisheries restoration and enhancement efforts, the fish remain endangered in eight Maine rivers. The Penobscot River, the only watershed with significant returns of adult salmon, remains the focus of intensive research efforts, including stocking with hatchery-raised fish.

DV-06-008 Characterizing brook trout movement in coastal waters

Ben Letcher
Silvio O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center

Very little is known about the life history of sea-run brook trout in Maine. Yet knowing how brook trout utilize marine habitat is important information for fisheries managers who are charged with maintaining and protection brook trout populations. This project will attempt to identify the range of strategies that brook trout use to move between freshwater streams and coastal waters, helping managers to determine whether sea-run trout need specific management actions.