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: The American Atlantic Salmon


juro
08-11-2006, 11:13 AM
As it once was in New England...

http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/USASAC/2006%20USASAC%20Report/HistoricNESalmonRiversMap11x17.pdf

jhicks
08-11-2006, 11:50 AM
Amazing isn't it? How we can destroy something so amazing. The Northwest is trying to follow in our footsteps. When I go home I always find myself telling people to just look to the NorthEast and learn from our mistakes.

John

Eric
08-12-2006, 10:42 AM
I read somewhere sometime that the Connecticutt River was the most prolific salmon river system in the world.

Sigh

-- Eric

juro
08-13-2006, 06:46 AM
It's a very impressive river with countless tributaries stretching all the way to the Canadian border, many of which are still prime spawning habitat (Vermont, Northwestern New Hampshire, Western Massachusetts, northern Connecticut - but all of which are unreachable due to DAMNS strewn from the mouth to the headwaters.

Eric I think from the perspective of anadramous species it's among if not the most tragic example of man's ignorance in the history of the United States.