Projects

Atlantic salmon population baseline watershed survey in Hay River, phase 2

Recipient: Souris and Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation
Approved Amount: $25,000

SAB will conduct extensive monitoring in Hay River to compile Atlantic salmon benchmark data in a reference watershed to validate and challenge previous assumptions of population numbers based on established formulas and data. Sex ratio of total returning adult salmon in comparison to redd numbers will be used to help us understand watershed health and what effects they may have on salmon production and survival. Analyzing this monitoring data will help us to determine correlation between environmental conditions and limiting factors which will aid us in retaining and improving salmon stocks in PEI through future restoration and monitoring initiatives.

SAB intends to apply for this same project for the next three funding years so that we may gather sufficient monitoring data for Hay River. Overall objective is to develop a habitat restoration management plan using multi-year monitoring data from Hay River that can be used as a reference document for all of Prince Edward Island.

Contact: Keila Miller, 902 687 4115, sourisandareawildlife@gmail.com