Atlantic salmon conservation strategy – Coal Branch River
The Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee will produce an Atlantic Salmon Conservation strategy for the Coal Branch River, tributary of the Richibucto River. This strategy report will be proceeded by a season of monitoring and assessment that will include river temperature profiles, habitat assessments on selected river reaches, electro-fishing results, a land-use assessment, identifying fish impoundment, removals of unused beaver dams, and determining limiting factors for salmon survival. Recreational fishers, landowners and community stakeholders will be engaged to support this initiative and to promote awareness of salmon conservation. Historic environmental data collected from the Coal Branch over past decades will further contribute to the strategy. Short-term and long-term recommendations will be developed to promote the sustainability of current salmon stocks and actions toward achieving a higher Atlantic salmon sustainability threshold.
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