• We Believe....

    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.

Policy - Hydro and River Obstruction

Policy: Hydro and River Obstructions 

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Adopted by NBSC at the Dec. 8th, 2013 Board Meeting. 

RESOLVED – November 11, 1999 (Joint Board of Directors, of ASF):

1. ASF will actively oppose at the local, provincial or state level, dams or other projects which impede natural fish passage in rivers, or which would reduce, diminish or damage existing salmon habitat.

2. The ASF will seek removal of existing dams and impoundments that harm existing and historic Atlantic salmon waters, especially those that are not economically defensible, and will promote the restoration of presently degraded sites.

3. Where it is not presently feasible to remove dams, the ASF will work cooperatively with industry partners to insure safe and efficient upstream and downstream passage is provided for salmon.

4. The ASF will join with other partners to promote energy conservation and environmentally friendly electricity generation methods as alternatives to building new hydroelectric dams.

5. The Atlantic Salmon Federation will advocate that all proposed hydro projects, and any existing hydro projects that are scheduled for re-licensing, be subjected to a full environmental review. In areas where licenses are not presently required for construction or operation of hydro dams, ASF will work to see license systems are adopted, that the licenses are issued for a fixed term, and that renewals are contingent upon an acceptable environmental review.

October 19, 1999