Dwayne Shaw

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DWAYNE SHAW is Executive Director of the Downeast Salmon Federation where he has led the development of their fisheries and land conservation programs since 1989, including the removal of the Pleasant River dam and the renovation of the facility as a hatchery and fisheries research center.  In 2000 he led the removal of the East Machias River dam and received the National Coastal America Partnership Award from President George W. Bush.  Dwayne holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies / Fisheries Concentration from University of Maine.  He conducted research at UM Darling Marine Center and was employed as a Manager and Research Director at the Beals Island Regional Shellfish Hatchery for ten years.  Dwayne also served as a fisheries biologist in the U.S. Peace Corps in Nepal.  He has served on numerous fisheries boards and advisory committees including the ME Sea Grant Public Advisory Committee and the Federal Recovery Team for Endangered Atlantic Salmon.  Dwayne can be reached at dwayne@mainesalmonrivers.org