Downeast Salmon Federation

Downeast Salmon Federation’s mission is to conserve wild Atlantic salmon, other sea-run fish and their habitats, restore a viable recreational salmon fishery, and protect other important river, scenic, recreational, and ecological resources in eastern Maine.

Since its inception in 1982, DSF has coordinated numerous in-stream and buffer restoration projects; created and maintained two world-class conservation hatcheries and salmon stocking programs founded on the principles of noted Scottish biologist Peter Gray.  The organization has guided advocacy, education, and outreach on sustainable fisheries, communities, and the economy at local, state, and federal levels.