Promoting the conservation of wild Atlantic salmon and its habitat in Atlantic Canada and Quebec

Photo Credit: Arielle DeMerchant

Promoting the conservation of wild Atlantic salmon and its habitat in Atlantic Canada and Quebec

Photo Credit: Gilbert van Ryckevorsel

The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation

The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization with the mission of promoting enhanced community partnerships in the conservation of wild Atlantic salmon and its habitat in Atlantic Canada and Quebec.

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Development of an urban drainage area model by riparian municipality along a salmon river: Residential and municipal measures (Phase 2)

Monday May 15th, 2017

Every spring melt and during periods of heavy rain, urban areas along Matapédia River create sediment plumes and deposit areas at storm drains outlet, which affect salmon habitat by filling pools and clogging spawning areas. The project will reduce peak flows and sediment inputs from problem urban sectors. Joint residents and municipalities action is a… Read More

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April Newsletter 2018

April 3, 2018

Earlier last month, our Board of Directors met to review the several project funding recommendations provided by our six expert advisory committees. April is a busy time of year for our staff and the Board of Directors. This year we received nearly 100 proposals all of which were carefully reviewed by our expert advisory committee. As you know, the ASCF follows a collegial, yet rigorous, proposal assessment and scoring method to prepare conservation project grant recommendations. The process that works very well and resulted in the Board approving 66 great new projects for 2018.

April Newsletter 2018

April 3, 2018

University of New Brunswick – Dr. Allen Curry

April 3, 2018

The University of New Brunswick’s latest ASCF funded research project may not involve working out in nature and standing in cold rivers and streams, but it’s still very important to the future of Atlantic Salmon. The university has received $6900 in funding and is writing a scientific literature review describing the feeding behaviour and prey preferences of Striped Bass during its spawning period, with emphasis on salmonids.

University of New Brunswick – Dr. Allen Curry

April 3, 2018

Volunteer Profile: Pat Wall

April 3, 2018

Meet Pat Wall, a member of our Nova Scotia Advisory Committee. “I’m a retired radiation specialist from Nova Scotia,” said Wall. “For over 40 years in my spare time, when not casting flies to illusive fish, I was also a freelance photographer and writer.”

Volunteer Profile: Pat Wall

April 3, 2018