Catherine Schmitt
The President's Salmon by Maine writer Catherine Schmitt

Catherine Schmitt

Catherine Schmitt is a science writer and the author of The President's Salmon: Restoring the King of Fish and its Home Waters, a environmental history of the Penobscot River told through the "Presidential Salmon" tradition, and A Coastal Companion: A Year in the Gulf of Maine from Cape Cod to Canada. She directs communications for the Maine Sea Grant College Program at the University of Maine, where she draws on her background in science (MS ecology and environmental science, University of Maine, 2003) and writing (MFA creative nonfiction, University of Southern Maine, 2012).

Schmitt's published work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and journals, including Atlantic Salmon Journal, Bangor Daily News, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine, The Working Waterfront, Island Journal, Terrain, and 1966.