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Conservation Foundation Announces NB Grants

KHJ Radio

Posted on 4/11/2016 11:32:00 AM by Brad Perry
Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation announces funding for 21 conservation projects in New Brunswick.

The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation has earmarked more than $330,000 for 21 conservation projects in New Brunswick.

The projects involve most areas of the province where wild Atlantic salmon and their habitat can be found – from Baie des Chaleurs to Shediac Bay, the Miramichi to Mactaquac, the Restigouche to Charlotte County, the Kennebecasis to the Kouchibouguacis watershed, the Nashwaak River to the Nepisiquit, and Tracadie to the Petitcodiac and the inner Bay of Fundy.

Five of the projects are headed up by researchers at the University of New Brunswick, as is one of the two interprovincial projects which also received funding.

The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation has awarded more than $1.08 million to a total of 61 projects across Atlantic Canada in 2016.

It's the ninth year the non-profit organization has awarded grants.


You can see a full list of the projects below:

Association des Bassins Versants de la Grande et Petite Rivière Tracadie Inc: Evaluation and strategic planning in Petite rivière Tracadie watershed
Approved grant: $11,300 for 2016 (3rd year of 3 year project, total $33,900)

Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance: Broken Brooks: Monitoring and Restoration activities in the Petitcodiac River Watershed
Approved grant: $20,000 for 2016 (3rd year of 3 year project, total $60,000)

Conseil de Gestion du Bassin Versant de la rivière Restigouche: Fall count of brood salmon- Restigouche River.
Approved grant: $10,400 for 2016 (2nd year of 3 year project, total: $31,200).

University of New Brunswick (Gray): Thermal infrared remote sensing to identify critical thermal refuges in southern NB rivers.
Approved amount: $7,000 for 2016 (2nd year of 2 year project, total: $27,000)

University of New Brunswick (Samways): Restoring ecosystem health and increasing progeny fitness through marine reared native adult Atlantic salmon introductions.
Approved grant: $28,000 for 2016 (2nd year of 3 year project, total: $84,000)

Bassins versants de la baie des Chaleurs: Restauration de l'habitat du saumon Atlantique dans la rivière Jacquet et des sousbassins (phase 2)
Approved grant: $20,000

Conseil de gestion du bassin versant de la rivière Restigouche: Restauration des fourches de la rivière Upsalquitch
Approved grant: $17,223

Conseil de gestion du bassin versant de la rivière Restigouche: Plan de gestion du sous-bassin versant de la rivière Kedgwick
Approved grant: $9,000

Eastern Charlotte Waterways: Atlantic salmon population and habitat assessments for the Magaguadavic and Digdeguash Rivers
Approved grant: $15,000

Fort Folly First Nation: Restoring endangered inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon to the Petitcodiac River 2016
Approved grant: $30,000

Friends of the Kouchibouguacis: Atlantic Salmon-Kouchibouguacis watershed (education, egg incubation, restoration and monitoring) 2016
Approved grant: $25,000

Hammond River Angling Association: Hammond River Smolt Assessment
Approved grant: $6,000

Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee: Improving Cold Water Refuge Habitat in Smith's Creek Headwaters
Approved grant: $20,000

Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee: Implementing the Bartibogue River Recreational Fishing Management Plan
Approved grant: $15,000

Nashwaak Watershed Association: Geomorphic assessment and action planning in the upper Nashwaak River
Approved grant: $15,000

Nepisiquit Salmon Association: Nepisiquit Salmon Assessment & Enhancement 2016
Approved grant: $10,000

Northumberland Salmon Protection Association: Release and Track Reconditioned Atlantic Salmon Kelts in the Northwest (NW) Miramichi River
Approved grant: $11,000

Shediac Bay Watershed Association: Habitat Evaluation and Restoration for Salmonids in the Shediac Bay Watershed
Approved grant: $5,000

University of New Brunswick (Cunjak): Patterns in the abundance and distribution of Atlantic salmon in Maritime Rivers
Approved grant: $25,000 (1st year of 2 year project, total: $50,000)

University of New Brunswick (Duffy): Identification of Ectoparasites infecting Outer Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon
Approved grant: $17,500 (1st year of 2 year project, total: $35,000)

University of New Brunswick (Linnansaari): Quantifying Striped Bass and Muskellunge Predation on Atlantic Salmon Smolts at the Base of the Mactaquac Dam, Saint John River, New Brunswick.
Approved grant: $14,723

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