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Downeast Salmon Federation, Conservation Hatcheries and the Atlantic Salmon Life Cycles

with Mitch Monini

Free Register

Here is your unique chance to explore the conservation hatcheries and learn about Maine’s Atlantic Salmon life cycles.  Why not join us at the Peter Gray Hatchery located on the beautiful East Machias River as we hear about the life stages that an Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) experiences in a hatchery and/or wild setting. This discussion of conservation hatcheries will be specific to this Hatchery where we will learn firsthand how these hatcheries are used to improve and increase the salmon populations in our Downeast rivers.

Instructor:  Mitch Monini has a degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture and is a fish hatchery manager who has worked in the region for the last 4yrs. He has been working with various trout and salmon across the country since 2013.

Class Information:  This is an in-person only class held at the Downeast Salmon Federation, 13 Willow Street, East Machias, ME. The building is handicap accessible - they have a ramp in the front of the building and an elevator. The hatchery rooms may not be the easiest for wheelchair access and navigation, but you should have some limited wheelchair access into the back hatchery.


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This class is Free to Members of Sunrise Senior College if your membership is current for June 2024 to May 2025.  There is a $5.00 Administrative charge for all other MSCN Members.  The general public not wishing to join Sunrise Senior College at this time may attend this class for a $10.00 fee.

Sunrise Senior College (SSC) is a membership-based organization. Our SSC members receive special benefits as current members when they register for this course. Any member of another MSCN college is also able to enjoy this course, but may occur some additional charges. If you are a member of the general public, you can take this course but will have to pay additional fees associated with being a non-member. For any attendee that is not a current member of Sunrise Senior College, the materials required for the course are your responsibility. When checking out, please carefully read and answer the questions asked associated with this specific course so that you are charged appropriately for this class. Failure to do this may result in your being cancelled from the course. We hope you enjoy this offering.

Peter Gray Hatchery

13 Willow Street
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August 14th, 2024
Wed from 4:30 - 6:00 pm