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Building a water temperature monitoring network in Canadian Atlantic salmon rivers.

Recipient: Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur le Saumon Atlantique (CIRSA), Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) and University of New Brunswick (UNB)
Approved Amount: $25,000
Year Approved: 2014

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,