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Spring 2022 Smelt Survey Training on March 30th


The season for rainbow smelt (and soon Atlantic Salmon, too!) spawning is upon us, and that means the 2022 Spawning Smelt Survey is almost ready to launch. A good reminder that even though our annual smelt fry is CANCELED, the smelt run is still on.


We will still be counting on our volunteers to help us survey!



Zone 3 (Downeast) surveying starts in April, you can learn more here. And if you are interested in volunteering to help, please register for the training with the link below!



Registration for Zone 3 survey training is open now:

East of Penobscot Bay to the Canadian Border (Zone 3)

March 30 at 4:00 pm EST.

Register for the March 30th Training



Training is required for participation even if you helped with the survey in previous years.

If you cannot attend the required training but wish to participate, contact Smelt Survey coordinator and ME DMR Biologist, Danielle Frechette:


Danielle.Frechette@maine.gov




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