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    We believe that the time has come for the implementation of an integrated approach to Atlantic salmon conservation goals.

    We believe that the time has come for the implementation of an integrated approach to Atlantic salmon conservation goals in which the federal government and the provincial government work together cooperatively, rather than separately.
  • New Brunswick Salmon Council

    We are the New Brunswick Salmon Council. Affiliated with the Atlantic Salmon Federation, with which we cooperate in our common pursuits. The NBSC promotes and supports conservation planning and management at the watershed level, as an ecological and geographic unit, as the basis for promoting the most effective use of, and accountability for, funds made available to its funded projects
  • New Brunswick Salmon Council

    The NBSC, ASF, and our affiliates work together to protect wild Atlantic salmon and their precious freshwater and marine environments. The NBSC and our member organizations conduct scientific research and promote education and public awareness programs.

Council Receives Recognition from Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine

Council Receives Recognition from Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine

April 16, 2019

The NB Salmon Council (NBSC) received an award of recognition from its Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine (ASNM) affiliate at that group’s annual find-raising dinner on April 6 in Presque Isle.  The award and commemorative plaque are presented annually to people or groups who help with the ASNM’s efforts to recolonize the Aroostook River and other Maine tributaries of the St. John River with wild sea-run Atlantic salmon.

In 2018, the NBSC and another affiliate, the St. John Basin Salmon Recovery Inc., assisted ASNM in acquiring 40,000 eyed Tobique River eggs from the Mactaquac Biodiversity Facility, and in completing the permitting process to transport the eggs across the international boundary.  The eggs are currently being incubated in the ASNM’s hatchery at Dug Brook near Ashland, Maine.  After hatching and just prior to complete yolk absorption, the unfed fry that are produced will be released to an Aroostook River tributary where they will grow in the wild for two or three years.  It is hoped that the smolts produced will jump start a Maine-based Captive Adult Rearing program for the Aroostook and other northern Maine St. John River tributaries.

  

John Pugh (left), president of the NBSC receiving the award from Brian Fields, President ASNM

2018 LG Award Announced

2018 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Wild Atlantic Salmon Conservation Announced!

Mr. Alan Madden was Presented the Council’s 20187 Award for Wild Atlantic Salmon Conservation on April 16th See all the details here

Congratulations Mr Madden!

 

 

Presentation on striped bass at House of Commons Standing Committee

Presentation on Striped bass at House of Commons Standing Committee

 

The NBSC testified on April 1 2019 before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

 

Download the NBSC Presentation here

Link to the Audio here