News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 6th, 2020

 

MIRAMICHI SALMON ASSOCIATION GAINING SUPPORT FOR

 ATLANTIC SALMON RECOVERY PLAN

 

SOUTH ESK, NB – The Miramichi Salmon Association’s (MSA) recently released Atlantic Salmon Recovery Plan has quickly gained its first endorsement.  The New Brunswick Salmon Council (NBSC) has submitted a letter of support to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and publicly supported the plan.

“Adoption of the MSA plan’s recommendations is critically important,” said John Pugh, NBSC president. “Considering the recent estimate from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) that salmon returns to the Miramichi this year were the lowest in recorded history, decisive action on the crisis can no longer wait.”

MSA believes the local decline can be attributed to three main factors: predation, habitat degradation and stock management. The MSA has released its plan to partnering organizations, governments and the public.  In coming weeks MSA is meeting with individual stakeholders to review plan details.  Local support will help move the plan forward.

Those wishing to learn more about the Recovery Plan, or to arrange a presentation about salmon conservation issues on the Miramichi, may contact the MSA at (506) 622-4000.

The Miramichi Salmon Association is a conservation charity based out of South Esk, NB with over 2,500 members and supporters.  MSA has invested over $1 million in its river programs in the past five years.

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 Check out the full Recovery Plan by clicking here !

FOR COMMENT PLEASE CONTACT
Mark Hambrook, MSA President
(506) 622-6445

www.miramichisalmon.ca

FOR MORE INFORMATION

PLEASE CONTACT
Kate Flanagan, Manager of Communications
(506) 622-4000

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