Projects

Nepisiguit salmon enhancement and assessment 2020

Recipient: Nepisiguit Salmon Association
Approved Amount: $13,000

Salmon fry will be stocked into the Nepisiguit, Gordon Meadow and Pabineau Brooks after eyed eggs have been reared in streamside incubation boxes.  Continuing work started last year, a dam inventory in Gordon Meadow Brook and Pabineau Brook will be completed and breaching conducted where most important. NSA will continue to collect water temperature data from data recorders, not only for tracking seasonal water temperatures but to be used in the Warm Water Protocol which will allow DFO to determine if a Variance Order is needed to reduce fishing hours on the Nepisiguit. The balance of the summer will be spent conducting electrofishing surveys of designated watercourses to build up an ongoing picture of the relationship between juveniles and returning adults, also to check on previous spawning. Water quality, predator and environmental/habitat surveys will be carried out. Data collection/compilation will be carried out in September, if water conditions allow. Spawning surveys will be carried out in late October or early November, if conditions permit.

Contact: Wayne Clowater, 506-547-1884, wayne.clowater@gmail.com