NOAA Salmon 2012

In the fall of 2011 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) approached EP with the idea of putting ultrasound receivers on the keels of a couple of our boats to help determine Salmon migration routes in the Gulf of Maine and the North Atlantic. Young salmon were implanted with ultrasound transmitters and released from several Maine Rivers. If a tagged salmon swims within a half mile of one of these boats it will be detected by the receiver and we’ll have the time, date and location of that fish.

Zenith” (Camden High School’s boat was refitted from her previous voyage in 2009) and “Kapissillit” (meaning King salmon in Indoit) were thus properly equipped to detect salmon and set out twice during the summer of 2012 in an effort to help identify salmon migration routes.