On Saturday February 2nd, 2019 the Miramichi Salmon Association - US held its 65th annual fundraising dinner at the Marriott in Burlington, MA. This year, the event moved away from a traditional honouree and instead honoured the International Year of the Salmon. The focus of the International Year of the Salmon is on salmon restoration and recovery efforts – issues that are important to MSA members and vital to the well-being of Atlantic salmon populations.

The Boston dinner committee once again did a wonderful job organizing the event and the evening was full of raffles, delicious food, and lively conversations. It concluded with a live auction that featured fishing trips, works of art, and various other items of interest to our members and supporters. As a special treat, dinner this year was followed by a heartfelt and emotional speech by MSA-US president Andy Dumaine. His speech truly struck a chord with dinner attendees and culminated in a standing ovation for Andy and his thoughtful words of inspiration. Although the final fundraising dollar amounts are still being calculated, it looks as if a significant sum of money was raised to support salmon conservation in the Miramichi watershed.