Big Win for Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic Salmon
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The Atlantic Salmon Federation has reached an agreement with Greenland and Faroe Islands fishermen to stop commercial fishing of salmon.

Salmon from more than 2,000 rivers converge on Greenland and Faroe Islands waters. Some are healthy, but others are endangered salmon from the St. John River and Penobscot River in Maine.

“It’s a huge win for wild Atlantic salmon, particularly in Canada,” said Bill Taylor, the president of the Atlantic Salmon Federation. “In a given year 75 or 80 percent of salmon caught in Greenland are of Canadian origin.”

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