Volunteer profile – Robert Chiasson

January 4, 2014

Meet Robert Chiasson, the chair of the NB Advisory Committee.

Chiasson said he was interested in the ASCF right from the beginning.

“The establishment of the trust fund was great news for salmon conservation as it provides a source of funding which will be on going,” he said.

“As a member of the Nepisiguit Salmon Association and associating with other like minded groups, including First Nations, I’ve had the opportunity to see the positive impact that can be achieved when volunteers get involved in conservation and become stewards of their watersheds.”

Chiasson said sustained recovery of Atlantic salmon is still very challenging and he finds his association with the ASCF has been a great learning experience.

“I would encourage others, especially younger people, to get involved to ensure the continuation of great projects initiated and accomplished by volunteers throughout Eastern Canada.”