- Associated Press - Sunday, April 30, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The federal government is looking to fund projects to help recover the population of Atlantic salmon.

The Gulf of Maine segment of the Atlantic salmon population is one of a group of critically endangered species that the federal government is giving a special focus for recovery. The agency is seeking proposals to help stabilize the species.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says typical awards will range from $50,000 to $300,000. Total funding is capped at $600,000.

Atlantic salmon once lived from Long Island Sound to Canada. Today, the last wild populations of Atlantic salmon in American waters live in a few rivers and streams in central and eastern Maine.

Applications to the program are due by May 19.


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