The Labrador Trap Net Project
ASF is working with the Labrador Metis through the Nunatukavut Community Council, along with the SCNL, SAEN and DFO to develop an effective Live Trap Project in Labrador.
This is a research pilot project designed to test the effectiveness of a live trap for use in the aboriginal fishery in coastal waters of Labrador.
Now in its second year, the project's goal is to test the use of a live trap and to make modifications to it that would permit for the capture of adult salmon alive in an effort to allow for the release of large multi-seawinter salmon, and harvesting of grilse by First Nations and Metis fishermen. If successful it is hoped this kind of trap will be used on a larger basis in the aboriginal fishery.
Significantly, if successful it could eventually reduce the impact of coastal netting of salmon, especially those travelling on to distant rivers with endangered populations.