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Decimation of Atlantic Salmon Spawning Grounds

Inquiry—Debate Adjourned Hon. David Richards rose pursuant to notice of October 2, 2018: That he will call the attention of the Senate to the decimation of Atlantic salmon spawning grounds on the Miramichi, Restigouche and their tributaries. He said: Honourable senators, I am going to talk about my river for a bit. What we call fish…

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September Field Program Update

It has been a busy September for our field crew. Our two MSA field technicians were helping DFO electrofish for juvenile abundance at their baseline sites. These historic sites are monitored on an annual basis to assess Atlantic salmon juvenile abundance on the Miramichi River system. Broodstock collection has kicked off already with collections from…

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Burnt Land Brook Project Completed

In mid-September, the MSA completed a major cold-water enhancement project at the confluence of Burnt Land Brook and the SW Miramichi, located in Boiestown, In mid-September, the MSA completed a major cold-water enhancement project at the confluence of Burnt Land Brook and the SW Miramichi, located in Boiestown, NB.   This project was undertaken because…

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August Conservation Update

August has been a busy month this year and you may have noticed the MSA truck out and about with field crews carrying out our electrofishing program and temperature surveys for our cold-water habitat restoration program. Electrofishing began the first week of August and 20 sites have been surveyed so far to assess spring stocking…

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