Fish passage improvements within the Cheticamp River watershed (Phase II)

Recipient: Cheticamp River Salmon Association
Approved Amount: $10,000

This project focuses on critical barriers to fish passage within the Cheticamp River watershed. The restoration team will:
1) Revisit and restore three sites on the lower Cheticamp River where fish passage concerns intensified following an extreme flood event in 2015, as well as collect additional water temperature data from the Cheticamp River reservoir.
2) Restore fish passage n Aucoin and Farm Brook, using heavy equipment to reopen channels.
The Cheticamp River project is a collaborative effort between CRSA and Parks Canada to restore impacted habitat and improve fish passage where the river is unnaturally over-widened. The work on Aucoin and Farm Brook will focus on reopening blocked sections where channel infilling has restricted access to important spawning and rearing habitat for Atlantic Salmon and other native fish species. These streams have small runs of wild Atlantic salmon and brook trout and area considered important genetic reservoirs for the species.
Contact: Réné Aucoin, 902-224-5854,