A legacy of protecting salmon.
Environment Maine has a strong record of efforts to protect and restore the Atlantic salmon. We’ve won lawsuits challenging “factory” salmon farms that were operating without required permits. We negotiated with large blueberry growers in 2004 and 2005 to end aerial pesticide spraying over salmon-bearing streams. Most recently, we successfully challenged an EPA regulation that would have allowed the spraying of pesticides into such streams and rivers without any Clean Water Act oversight.