Projects

Evaluate the success of the 2004 Watershed Conservation Strategies for Atlantic Salmon in Bay St. George Rivers, and Develop a New Conservation Strategy

Recipient: Bay St. George South Area Development Association
Approved Amount: $49,919

The project will evaluate the success of the Atlantic Salmon Management Plan for Bay St. George Rivers implementation in 2004 and will develop a new conservation plan. Evaluation of the success of the 2004 plan will be accomplished by comparing the current status of salmon stocks to their status prior to 2004. The current status will be determined by monitoring salmon returning to Little Barachois Brook with a counting fence; estimating spawners on Middle Barachois Brook and Robinsons River from snorkel surveys; and information available from a counting fence on Harrys River operated by DFO. Catch and effort data and biological characteristics data will be collected from anglers by River Guardians and fence attendance. Public meetings will be held to collect local knowledge and engage stakeholders in developing a new management strategy. New watershed strategies will be developed with input from the public.

Contact: Travis Hulan, 709-645-2554, rideforages@yahoo.ca