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Salmon enhancement and monitoring program in Unama’ki Rivers through smolt monitoring, brood stock collection and aquaticbiomonitoring program

Recipient: Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources
Approved Amount: $4,200
Year Approved: 2011

A rotary screw trap was installed in the Middle River, Nova Scotia between May 11 and June 10, 2011.  Atlantic salmon were caudal fin-clipped and returned to the river. Approximately 240 Atlantic salmon were captured. Temperature taken at this time fell between 6 and 14 ºC.

Natural Resource Officers, Wagmetcook Fishery Guardians and Cape Breton University students all participated in collecting physical and biological data and putting the smolt wheel in the water.