December 2014 Newsletter

December 4, 2014

I anticipate that when you read this you are likely in full holiday season mode. Perhaps you are making New Years resolutions how you can help improve salmon conservation, and possibly you are considering new angling opportunities. I’m sure one of your top wishes is more salmon returns. I share that wish with you!

As we look ahead to 2015, whether as conservation groups or as individuals, it seems clear that a major transformation is necessary in what we do to improve conservation. As a foundation, we will do our part by ensuring that funding is oriented toward “what works”, then try to reinforce that effort. Our goal is allocate funding where it will make a positive difference to salmon populations in Quebec and throughout Atlantic Canada.

In the last newsletter I mentioned that the Foundation is intent on providing a comprehensive information source for wild Atlantic salmon conservation. Work is well underway to create a fully searchable, web-based tool available to anyone, for free. We plan to scour the world to identify and share best research and practices in improving salmon conservation. It will take time and will be completed in stages, but we’re sure this initiative will be a tremendous tool for conservation groups, First Nations and researchers interested in wild Atlantic salmon.

As we bring the year to a close, we look forward to reviewing the 2015 funding proposals with our advisory committees and to working with our partners, old and new.

Seasons’ Greeting to one and all!

Stephen Chase,

Executive Director