This is one of the best things I've heard in ages concerning atlantics in the United States. For decades those few like you and I and others we know who visualize wild a/s thriving in the northeast before the industrial error (era) have been clinging to a small ray of hope that these salmon might return to the US someday.
Most of society either has no interest or their interest is squashed by the reality that we've made the ideal of wild atlantics thriving in America remote at best. This confirms that it is not just a dream but a potential, not just a wish but a goal.
This is a victory for those who believe there is an inherent value to earth unadulterated, and a loss for those who only see the value of a natural resource in terms of dollars and cents. In the end, a successful recovery would mean much to the economy as well.
RIGHT ON NAOS!