Salmon Protection (2000)

Would have increased threats to Maine’s wild Atlantic salmon, which currently is under review for listing as an endangered species under the Federal Endangered Species Act. The bill would have allowed a catch and release season for Atlantic salmon on so-called “restoration” rivers (the Penobscot, St. Croix and Saco), despite the recommendation of biologists from the Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission to close the season for all Atlantic salmon fishing in the state.

Senate Votes

District Name Vote

House Votes

District Name Vote
151 John L. Martin
117 Joseph C. Perry Sr. A
139 Stephen S. Stanley