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Population Monitoring of Atlantic Salmon 2021

Recipient: Oromocto River Watershed Association
Approved Amount: $12,434   Year Approved: 2021

The Atlantic salmon residing in the St. John River are listed as an endangered species by COSEWIC and we have a duty to protect them and educate others of their continued presence. Using closed site electrofishing ORWAI will focus on ascertaining population densities of Atlantic salmon in sites that have had historically healthy populations, good water quality, and adequate water temperatures. This allows focusing of future resources to those areas which require additional work such as culvert remediation or removal, additional buffer zones, or public education. The electrofishing surveys are important to both help DFO collect data and educate others who are not aware of these remnant populations.

Contact:  Aaron Fraser, riveraddict101@gmail.com