Salmon gametes as a source for research, restocking and public engagement

Recipient: Memorial University (Purchase)
Approved Amount: $25,000 for 2018 (3rd year of 3-year project, total: $110,000)

Using the same salmon gametes, this project will (1) research egg and sperm quality from repeat vs virgin spawning salmon from the Exploits River, (2) restock an extirpated salmon population and provide a high level of engagement and education via the Salmonid Association of Eastern NF (SAEN), and (3) provide fertilized eggs to the Fish Friends Program in eastern Newfoundland schools.
Contact: Dr. Craig Purchase, 709-864-4452,