Endangered Wild Atlantic Salmon Returned To Fundy National Park

Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 11:31 AM

A number of endangered wild Atlantic salmon have been returned to Fundy National Park by being dropped from a helicopter into the Upper Salmon River.

They come from the Fundy Salmon Recovery at the world's first Wild Atlantic Salmon Marine Conservation Farm. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Rick Doucet is hoping to see more of this taking place in other rivers around New Brunswick.

The release of the wild Atlantic salmon at Fundy National Park follows word that wild salmon in the Magaguadavic River are no more. Doucet says he wants to see the exact science to determine why that is.

He is dismayed the Atlantic Salmon Federation and salmon farmers aren't working together on the problem of fewer numbers of wild Atlantic salmon.