Salmon recovery on the Penobscot a slow, but promising processOctober 26, 2016
When three dams were removed or retrofitted to allow for fish passage on Maine's Penobscot River, fish returned, literally, by the millions. Shad, alewives, lamprey—even sturgeon—turned up above the old dam sites. And this year, 500 wild Atlantic salmon returned. More will come back in the years to come, but it will be a long, slow process.