Projects

Conserving future Atlantic salmon population through monitoring and education

Recipient: Hammond River Angling Association
Approved Amount: $6,797

HRAA will monitor juvenile Atlantic salmon populations by electrofishing 10 index sites in the Hammond River Watershed to further our understanding of population dynamics. HRAA has an extensive dataset, extending from 1978-2019, and wish to continue such robust monitoring to support location prioritization of restoration activities to improve salmon habitat within our watershed.  A 2020 Atlantic Salmon Redd survey will be conducted, and data will be summarized. Redd counts are a simple and effective way to gather important survival and stock assessment information that cannot be gathered by other methods.

Contact: Melissa Crilley, 506 832-1230, office@hraa.ca