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Ambitious new plan to save Atlantic salmon has big price tag

Category: News Release

 Feb 14th, 2019 by Keith Worrall  210

Modified Feb 14th, 2019 at 8:13 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The federal government outlined an ambitious, potentially costly new plan to restore Atlantic salmon in the United States, where rivers teemed with the fish before dams, pollution and overfishing decimated their populations.

The Atlantic salmon has declined in the U.S. to the point where the last remaining wild populations of in the U.S. exist only in a handful of rivers in Maine. But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a new recovery plan to bring back those fish, which are listed under the Endangered Species Act.

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