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MSA’s 2019 Field Season Summary

2019’s Full Conservation Update November 2019- Conservation Summary November marks the end of the 2019 field season. Our smolt estimate program on the Little Southwest saw 2452 smolt captured by our smolt wheel. Of these, 1132 were tagged with non-invasive streamer tags and released 5 km upriver. We were able to recapture 39 tagged smolt.…

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MSA to Host Fishing For Laughs with Jimmy MacKinley

The Miramichi Salmon Association (MSA) will be hosting a Fishing for Laughs event at the Vogue Theatre on Friday November 22nd, 2019. The evening is sure to be a hilarious night and will be headlined by Miramichi’s own Jimmy MacKinley. It’s great events like these that allow the MSA to continue with our mandate to steward and advocate for…

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MSA’s Update on SAS within CAST

As reported in the news media, DFO has declined to issue a permit to release several thousand mature adult Atlantic salmon to the Northwest Miramichi River this fall for the 3rd year in a row from the SAS project being conducted at the Miramichi Salmon Conservation Centre.  The adult salmon were captured as wild smolts…

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MP says DFO ‘incompetent’ in handling of smallmouth bass case

Connell Smith/CBC News/ August 30 2019 Conservative Robert Sopuck says DFO was warned of danger years ago Manitoba Conservative MP Robert Sopuck says DFO was warned repeatedly years ago of the danger presented by invasive smallmouth bass. (CBC) The former vice-chair of a Commons committee on fisheries is accusing the Department of Fisheries and Oceans…

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CBC: Conservation groups want to ‘eradicate’ smallmouth bass from lake

Connell Smith /CBC News/ August 28 2019/ Invasive fish illegally put into Miramichi Lake over a decade ago. The confirmed sighting of an invasive fish in the southwest Miramichi River last week lends urgency to plans to eradicate smallmouth bass from a nearby lake. In 2008, Miramichi Lake was found to contain the bass, which were…

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