Enhancement project for salmon potential in Sheldrake River

Recipient: Municipalité de Rivière-au-Tonnerre 
Approved Amount: $19,000

The salmon population of Sheldrake River was small and doomed to disappear with fewerer than 20 spawners estimated in early 2010.  Stocking was therefore necessary to restore this population and to allow for the colonization of a section of 62 kilometers which is now available above the falls.

Stocking started in 2015 and has been taken place annually for the last 5 years.  The municipality of Rivière-au-Tonnerre will lead this project in 2020.  The goal will be to have a release of approximately 1.25 million fry into the Sheldrake River by 2021 (cumulative number of released fry since 2015).

Contact: Josée Poulin, 418-465-2255 ext. 1,