Projects

Atlantic salmon population assessment, Oromocto River

Recipient: Oromocto River Watershed Association
Approved Amount: $11,000

Using closed site electrofishing, Oromocto River Watershed Association (ORWA) will identify sites that have healthy Salmon populations, good water quality, and adequate water temperatures. This allows focusing of future resources to those areas which require additional work such as culvert remediation or removal, additional buffer zones, or public education.  The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) monitor five index rivers in the lower St. John River and the Oromocto is not one of them. ORWAI’s electrofishing surveys are important to both help DFO collect data and educate others who are not aware of these remnant populations.

Contact: Robin Hanson, 506-461-6223, oromoctoriverwatershed@gmail.com