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Video: Atlantic Salmon in the Spotlight

You can’t eat wild Atlantic salmon from the U.S., because so few remain. Atlantic salmon have dwindled to one percent of their historic population in the northeastern U.S.

Because the shrunken population is highly endangered, NOAA Fisheries selected it as one of eight Species in the Spotlight. NOAA also selected one of the Atlantic salmon’s preferred habitats, Maine’s Penobscot River, as a Habitat Focus Area. Focused attention on the Atlantic salmon and its habitat in Maine is bringing together a cadre of experts and concerned citizens who are determined to restore habitat to the high quality standards of the “king of fish.”

Watch and share this video about the Atlantic salmon.