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The President's Salmon: Restoring the King of Fish and its Home Waters
The salmon is said to be as old as time and to know all the past and future. Twenty-two thousand years ago, someone carved a life-sized image of Atlantic salmon in the floor of a cave in southern France. Salmon were painted on rocks in Norway and Sweden. The salmon’s effortless leaping and ability to survive in both river and sea led the Celts to mythologize the salmon as ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published July 30th 2015 by Down East books
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Well crafted and researched history of Atlantic salmon in Maine from late 18th century to the present. A must read for anyone interested in Maine history told from the point of view of a watershed, the Penobscot, an extraordinary fish, and the competing cultures of industry and conservation.
Catherine Schmitt is communications director for the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine, where she teaches in the Department of English. She writes frequently for magazines, newspapers, and journals.