Downeast Salmon Federation’s Peter Gray Hatchery in East Machias

The Peter Gray Hatchery is the home of the Peter Gray Parr Project.  The project utilizes a unique 'rewilding' process from famed wildlife biologist Peter Gray. 

Peter Gray, the legendary British fisheries biologist, created one of the most impressive wild Atlantic salmon restoration programs in the 170-year history of Atlantic salmon conservation.

Through his innovative rearing conditions in his unique stream-side hatchery, he was able to strengthen salmon for survival during their epic oceanic journey. Over three decades, Gray’s efforts increased salmon returns on England’s River Tyne from 724 to over 13,000 adults.

Peter Gray personally trained the DSF biologists working on the Peter Gray Parr Project and he was actively involved in the project’s launch in 2012.

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 -
7:15am to 7:30am EDT
Peter Gray Hatchery, 13 Water St, East Machias, ME