No one's giving up on the small rivers of Eastern Maine
Catherine Schmitt wrote in the Atlantic Salmon Journal in 2012 about the Downeast Salmon Federation.
While the trials and tribulations of the Downeast rivers have remained in the shadows of the higher-profile Penoscot River Restoration Project, recent developments on these smaller runs are worth illuminating. The Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) has overseen the restoration hopes for salmon and other sea-run fish since 1982, when local anglers banded together in order to pool resources and regain some political clout, which had been lost to the bigger river to the west.
You can read the complete story here: https://cvs33.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/asfjournal-thecandocrew.pdf