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Building a water temperature monitoring network in Canadian Atlantic salmon rivers

Recipient: Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS)
Approved Amount: $25,000 for 2016 (3rd year of 3 year project, total: $75,000)
Year Approved: 2016

Atlantic salmon is a stenotherm fish, which means that it can tolerate a relatively narrow range of temperatures. Although water temperature is monitored in some rivers, Eastern Canada does not have a structured river water temperature network. There is no concerted effort to provide consistent thermal information that is relevant for fishery management. The present proposal aims at establishing a network of water temperature monitoring stations with centralized data management.

Contact: Normand Bergeron, 418-654-3703,