Atlantic salmon disappear from a New Brunswick river

An Atlantic salmon conservation group reports that none of these fish have returned to the Magaguadavic River in New Brunswick – raising concerns about the health of the species in the United States and eastern Canada.

The Atlantic Salmon Federation has been monitoring the Magaguadavic River for the Canadian government since 1992. The group reports that this is the first time they have seen any salmon go up the river to spawn.

Atlantic salmon once abounded in the rivers of New England and the eastern provinces of Canada, but are now endangered.

An Atlantic salmon conservation group reports that none of these fish have returned to the Magaguadavic River in New Brunswick – raising concerns about the health of the species in the United States and Canada. east of Canada.

The Atlantic Salmon Federation has been monitoring the Magaguadavic River for the Canadian government since 1992. The group reports that this is the first time they have seen any salmon go up the river to spawn.

Atlantic salmon once abounded in the rivers of New England and the eastern provinces of Canada, but are now endangered.

Atlantic Salmon Federation spokesman Neville Crabbe also blames fish farming. Farmed salmon that escape from the pens compete with wild salmon and can even breed with them, giving rise to hybrid fish that are less suitable for survival in the ocean, he says.

In 1983, about 900 salmon returned to the Magaguadavic River, which is about 45 minutes from the Maine border.

“It means that for the Magaguadavic River, all the salmon that existed there are now gone,” crabs Mr. Crabbe.

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Dean Aker is one of the lead editors for carletonfreepress.com. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. James specializes in environmental health, but writes on a variety of issues.

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