The Atlantic Salmon Federation is dedicated to the conservation, protection and restoration of wild Atlantic salmon and the ecosystems on which their well being and survival depend. ASF is committed to returning wild Atlantic salmon to historic levels. This is a realistic goal, as shown by the progress that has been made, especially over the past decade, after Atlantic salmon numbers reached a low point in 2001. Our culture has not always treated wild Atlantic salmon well. Acid rain, bad forestry practices, industrial wastes and genetic degradation from escaping farmed salmon are just a few of the impacts that have taken a toll. With all these stressors, mortality at sea doubled, and the numbers plummeted. Atlantic salmon populations reached a low point in 2001.
The Penobscot River restoration program, with major dams being removed following 14 years of negotiating
Pioneering work at sea, tracking wild Atlantic salmon with new technology co-developed by ASF.
The first liming project of an Atlantic salmon river in North America.