Because of the pervasive and substantial decline of Atlantic salmon populations in Maine over the past 150 years, and because they are close to extinction, a comprehensive statewide action should be taken now to ensure their survival. The populations of Atlantic salmon have declined drastically, from an estimated half million adult salmon returning to U.S. rivers each year in the early 1800s to perhaps as few as 1,000 in 2001. The report recommends implementing a formalized decision-making approach to establish priorities, evaluate options and coordinate plans for conserving and restoring the salmon.
National Research Council. 2004. Atlantic Salmon in Maine. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/10892.
|2 Salmon Life History and Ecology||23-46|
|3 Threats to Atlantic Salmon in Maine||47-107|
|4 Setting Priorities for Action||108-137|
|5 Addressing the Threats to Atlantic Salmon in Maine||138-187|
|6 Findings and Recommendations||188-194|
|Appendix A: Endangered Species Act Basics||227-232|
|Appendix B: Governance||233-250|
|Appendix C: Supportive Breeding, Effective Population Size, and Inbreeding||251-257|
|Appendix D: Supportive Breeding and Risks to Genetic Quality||258-260|
|Appendix E: Summary of the Committee's Interim Report||261-264|
|Appendix F: Stocking Number, 1871-1995||265-270|
|Appendix G: Biographical Sketches of the Committee’s Members||271-276|
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