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Posted September 05. 2013 11:54AM

Merrimack salmon restoration program to end; low returns and budget cited

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Kyle Glencross of the Fish and Game Department holds a male salmon. 

The Eagle Tribune reports biologists count the returning salmon at the Essex dam in Lawrence, Mass., in the spring. The first 300 salmon are taken back to a hatchery in Nashua to be used to produce the next year’s fry. But rarely have 300 salmon returned.




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