Projects

Using education, engagement, and signage to conserve wild Atlantic salmon and protect salmon habitat in Newfoundland and the Labrador straits

Recipient: Intervale Assocates Inc..
Approved Amount: $39,640

Intervale will strengthen and enlarge the “Living Rivers” initiative with four objectives: 1) encourage reports of illegal fishing and sale of wild salmon, 2) prevent threats to salmon habitat, 3) teach best practices and educate about the importance of salmon conservation in NL, and 4) extend the reach to new areas of the Province. Core activity focuses around important salmon rivers and hot spots of known poaching. Partners will assist with posting an additional 40 and maintaining 137 signs in eastern, central, and western Newfoundland. Intervale will increase its outreach by participating in scheduled public events for large audiences across Newfoundland. Intervale will give informational presentations to adult and youth groups and organize two fly-tying workshops. Intervale will contribute to the goal of salmon and salmon habitat conservation through measures of people engaged; knowledge increase; poaching reduction; waste collection in rivers, and habitat conservation.

Contact: Dr. Kathleen Blanchard, 709 686 5927, kblanchard@intervale.ca