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ASF Tracking Research – 2014 Season

Recipient: Atlantic Salmon Federation
Approved Amount: $10,000   Year Approved: 2014

The primary goal of ASF’s Tracking Research is to determine the location, timing, and causes mortality in both the freshwater and marine environment.  Smolt and kelt from the Miramichi, Restigouche, St. Jean and Grand Cascapedia rivers will be captured in the river and sonically tagged before being released to migrate out to the ocean. Tag detection screens are installed strategically to provide movement and timing data over specific periods in the freshwater, estuary and ocean habitat.  One of our key objectives in 2014 is to begin focusing in on estuary zones where high mortalities are occurring which will enable us to implement management strategies for salmon conservation and protection.

Contact: Jonathan Carr, 506-529-1385, jcarr@asf.ca