Earlier today, Chief George Ginnish, North Shore Micmac District Council Chair, released a moving statement regarding the planned 2022 smallmouth bass eradication project.
"It is important not to lose sight of what is at stake. To delay again does not mean we maintain the status quo, with smallmouth concentrated in Miramichi Lake, Lake Brook, and a small section of the Southwest Miramichi River.
A delay could guarantee the establishment of smallmouth bass outside the project area, where they would consume and compete with trout and salmon and change the ecosystem forever.
We are committed to completing this critical conservation project. Discussions about salmon and future conservation efforts must be put aside until we address the pressing matter of invasive smallmouth."
To read the full statement, please click the link below.