Eel River Recovery Project
Recipient: Eel River Bar First Nation
Approved Amount: $10,000 Year Approved: 2011
The watershed of Eel River was assessed for freshwater habitat and Atlantic salmon densities. Multiple habitat variables were collected. A total of 375 Atlantic salmon were captured by electrofisher at the six sites. The average juvenile Atlantic salmon densities were 24.0 per 100m2 for fry, 6.8 per 100m2 for small parr and 4.8 per 100m2 for large parr. 40 Grilse were counted at a counting fence along with 42 small salmon counted from Sept 2 to Nov 2nd. Redd surveys were conducted and 51 redds were counted.