Telemetry study of spawning habitat use by salmon in the Jacques-Cartier River
The goal of this project is to document with telemetry the use of spawning habitat by the salmon of Jacques-Cartier river. Since 2004, the latter are captured in the fishway of Cap-Santé and transported by truck above different natural and anthropogenic barriers. Furthermore, since 2014, it is possible to distinguish spawners originating from natural reproduction and those from restocking completed by the Department of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.
Using telemetry, the specific objectives of the project are to:
- Locate the main distribution areas of individuals originating from natural reproduction and those originating from restocking.
- Compare distribution areas of individuals originating from natural reproduction and those originating from restocking
- Validate the run sites which are farthest upriver in Jacques-Cartier river and its main tributaries.
- Assess migration time between different catch and release sites and spawning sites.