NOAA gives $400,000 for Penobscot River project

August 16, 2014 6:41 PM

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NOAA gives $400,000 for Penobscot River project

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- The federal government is dedicating $400,000 toward habitat conservation around the Penobscot River.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration selected the Penobscot River and its tributaries as a "habitat focus area" worthy of conservation efforts in May. The river is the largest Atlantic salmon run in the United States and NOAA says it wants to increase spawning habitat for the fish. Sh...

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