EAST MACHIAS, ME – OCTOBER 6: A zero plus par salmon flows down a chute after having its adipose fin clipped at the East Machias Aquatic Research Center in East Machias on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. The hatchery is sited along the East Machias River and cycles the river water through the hatchery in an attempt to imprint the river’s characteristics upon the salmon as they are raised at the hatchery. Being accustomed to the water in the river where they are released might give them a better chance of survival. WIth warming temperatures in the Gulf of Maine disrupting their food supply, some think the best chance of helping salmon survive is to improve their river habitat so that they are as healthy as possible when they go out to sea. (Photo by Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer)

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