USGS Fort Collins Science Center scientists will present a preliminary draft of an Atlantic salmon production model to Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration personnel, university scientists, and others in a meeting August 7-9 in Orono, Maine. The meeting objective is to reach consensus on the physical data and biological parameters useful for mimicking the production of wild Atlantic salmon in Maine's Narraguagus River. The model, originally developed for and applied to declining Pacific salmon, will then be tested for its applicability in addressing freshwater habitat issues for the endangered Atlantic salmon in Maine. A follow-up workshop is scheduled for early October, 2001.
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