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QuoteErnie Atkinson waded up Old Stream on a warm fall afternoon, peering through polarized sunglasses to scan the streambed. Before long, he pointed out a place where the bottom looked different."You can see how the gravel is a lot cleaner right here — it kind of shines," said Mr. Atkinson, a fishery biologist with the Maine Department of Marine Resources. "O.K., we've got one, two, four redds right here."Redds are places where spawning salmon use their tails to dig holes in the gravel, deposit their eggs and bury them. For much of the past 20 years, counting redds here was a grim task; by 2000, the population of Atlantic salmon here had fallen so low that they were declared an endangered species in eight Maine rivers.
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on January 03, 2012, 09:35:43 AMMarine Harvest ASA, the world's biggest salmon farmer, started re-catching fish that escaped from an enclosure in Nordfjord, northern Norway, after the storm Dagmar damaged nets over the Christmas holidays.It isn't clear how many fish escaped from one enclosure, which held 139,000 salmon with an average weight of 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds), the Oslo-based company said on its website today.http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-02/marine-harvest-salmon-escape-after-dagmar-storm-damages-nets.html