Hoping ‘to turn the tide’ on Atlantic salmon-improved hydraulic egg-planting method

Near a site along the eastern branch of the Sheepscot River last week, Maine Department of Marine Resources biologist Paul Christman prepared the salmon eggs, carefully lifting the tiny pinkish-orange orbs wrapped in damp cheesecloth and placing them into a wide-mouthed beverage cooler. The eggs, fertilized last fall at Green Lake National Fish Hatchery in Ellsworth, have developed small black specks for eyes and are no larger than the tip of a child’s pinkie finger. They’re stronger than recently fertilized eggs, Christman said. Read more, video