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Eel River Atlantic Salmon Habitat Recovery Project

Recipient: Eel River Bar First Nation
Approved Amount: $20,000
Year Approved: 2019

This project will continue to build upon implementation of the 2010 and 2016 strategic and operational fisheries management plans for the Eel River drainage waters and Restigouche County. The following management and restoration activities will be undertaken in 2019:

  • Continue to conduct a comprehensive overview of the restoration work that has been carried out thus far and identify key areas to improve Atlantic salmon habitat and productivity in the Eel River watershed
  • Create a GIS database of surveys, monitoring and restoration efforts carried out since 2012 to strategically identify gaps
  • Survey and map shoreline erosion sites
  • Tree planting in riparian zones
  • Undertake electrofishing surveys to determine juvenile densities and distribution throughout the Eel River catchment
  • Collect and transport Atlantic salmon brood stock with scotty boxes to the Charlo Salmonid Enhancement facility for subsequent egg stripping and egg incubation
  • Releasing fry from the fish friends program
  • Perform salmon redd surveys on index reaches for the four Eel River branches
  • Conduct information sessions designed to educate the public about salmon conservation

Contact: Keshia Moffat, 506-684-6286,