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Atlantic Salmon Federation

The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is an international, nonprofit organization that promotes the conservation and wise management of wild Atlantic salmon and their environment. For 55 years, the ASF has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to protecting and restoring Atlantic salmon populations, while working with a network of regional councils and affiliated organizations throughout the northeastern United States and eastern Canada.

The federation saves wild Atlantic salmon throughout their amazing life cycle from the detrimental impacts of over-harvesting, pollution and habitat loss. Salmo salar, the name given by Roman soldiers to denote the animal's amazing leaping ability, has inspired humans throughout the centuries. The majestic fish migrates thousands of miles from natal streams to ocean feeding grounds and back to their birthplaces to spawn.

ASF's recent accomplishments include a restoration plan for the Penobscot River, Maine, smolt tracking research, and a conservation agreement to suspend the commercial salmon fishery on the feeding grounds off Greenland. These programs are instrumental in removing impediments to the salmon's freshwater and ocean migration.

To learn more, please visit our website or contact: Sue Ann Scott PO Box 807 Calais, ME 04619-0807 Tel: 506-529-4581 Fax: 506-529-4438 Email: policy@nb.aibn.com Web: www.ASF.ca