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Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan

To help identify and guide species recovery needs, section 4(f) of the Endangered Species Act directs the Secretaries to develop and implement recovery plans for listed species. A recovery plan must include (1) a description of site-specific management actions necessary to conserve the species; (2) objective, measurable criteria that, when met, will allow the species to be removed from the endangered and threatened species list; and (3) estimates of the time and funding required to achieve the plan’s goals.

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Atlantic Salmon Recovery Proposal Guidelines

(Note: This is not a funding proposal). This is an interim template for proposing Atlantic salmon related projects within the Gulf of Maine DPS. Proposals may be required if a project proponent is requesting Atlantic salmon to conduct a study, or requesting agency support or resources. The GOM DPS is divided into 3 Salmon Habitat Recovery Units (SHRUs). Each SHRU is managed by a team under the Atlantic salmon program's Collaborative Management Strategy (CMS). Project proponents should first discuss their project with the appropriate SHRU Team or, if a project is not specific to a SHRU, the project proponent should first contact that CMS's administrative coordinator. For information on project proposals contact: Dan Kircheis at (CMS administrative Coordinator)

Publication Date: 2020

Modification Date: Mon 05 Oct 2020 02:59:23 PM

Contributors: Maine DMR , USFWS , NOAA-Fisheries , Penobscot Indian Nation

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Section 6 Informational Presentation

Section 6 Presentation

Publication Date: 2016

Modification Date: Wed 23 May 2018 01:26:15 PM

Contributors: L. Manning

PDF document icon Sec6 Workshop_Maine_2016_clean.pdf — PDF document, 1,295 kB (1,326,843 bytes)

Review of Atlantic Salmon Hatchery Protocols, Production, and Product Assessment

Hatchery protocol, production, and product assessment

Publication Date: 2007

Modification Date: Thu 13 Jun 2019 01:36:55 PM

Contributors: Mr. Lee Blankenship , Dr. Deborah Brosnan , Dr. Ian Fleming , Dr. Scott McKinley , Dr. Kerry Naish , Dr. David Secor , Lisa Sztukowski , Dr. Steven Courtney

PDF document icon HatcheryReview.pdf — PDF document, 669 kB (686,004 bytes)

Collaborative Management Strategy for the GoM DPS Atlantic Salmon Recovery Program

Pilot: 2019-2020

Publication Date: 2020

Modification Date: Fri 21 Feb 2020 01:00:34 PM

Contributors: DKircheis


The pilot Collaborative Management Strategy, as introduced at the 2020 Atlantic Salmon Ecosystem Forum, is now fully accessible at the link below. The change in management strategy was not a decision we took lightly, and did so only after many years of review. While we extol the virtues of adaptive management, it is extremely difficult to depart from the status quo and make a change. The decade-long review of our "Framework" structure prompted us to approach the salmon restoration program from a slightly different angle.  While the overarching goal of Atlantic salmon recovery and de-listing has not changed, the governance structure has.

The purpose of the revised Governance Structure is to:

  1. Ensure that recovery of the Gulf of Maine DPS as defined in the final listing rule is achieved in accordance with the Final Recovery Plan (2019);
  2. Ensure transparency and accountability in decision making;
  3. Ensure that decisions are guided by the best available science;
  4. Help ensure that resources are made available to implement recovery actions and recovery activities as described in the Final Recovery Plan and SHRU (Salmon Habitat Recovery Unit) specific work-plans;
  5. Serve as dispute resolution and continuity of operations throughout the operational year;
  6. Ensure horizontal and vertical communication among the agencies and the various organization levels within the agencies; and
  7. Assist federal agencies in delivering on trust responsibilities to federally recognized tribes.
  8. Provide opportunity for stakeholder engagement and venue for providing input and recommendations.
PDF document icon Collaborative Management Strategy 2019.pdf — PDF document, 505 kB (517,712 bytes)

Atlantic Salmon Research Joint Venture (ASRJV) Annual Report

annual Report

Publication Date: 2020

Modification Date: Mon 18 May 2020 10:12:34 AM

Contributors: ASRJV , Atlantic Science Enterprise Centre

PDF document icon ASRJV_Annual Report 2019_ENG.pdf — PDF document, 3,713 kB (3,802,713 bytes)

2020 CMS Public Meeting Presentations & Notes

This contains all of the presentations and notes from the first annual Collaborative Management Strategy public meeting held virtually in May, 2020. The public meeting serves to update the public on progress that the agencies are making towards implementing the recovery plan for endangered Atlantic salmon.

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