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DSF's work on the dam removal on Smelt Brook is having an impact

In a Bangor Daily News article, Dwayne Shaw, the executive director of the Downeast Salmon Federation, and Andrew Goode, the vice president of U.S. programs for the Atlantic Salmon Federation in Brunswick, said the removal of a dam on Smelt Brook in Sullivan and a reduction of the ocean harvest of Atlantic salmon off Greenland were both positive measures that could pay dividends in the future.

The opening of Smelt Brook after 50 years has already allowed tomcod to spawn in the coastal stream, and conservationists expect smelt to follow suit in the spring. And the drastic reduction in the salmon harvest should leave many more fish available to attempt to return to their natal rivers, including rivers here in Maine.

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