• 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.

2019 NBSC Questions to Federal Candidates Seeking Election in New Brunswick

2019 NBSC asked Questions to Federal Candidates Seeking Election in New Brunswick

Read the letter here

Reasons for Support of CAST’s Smolt-to-Adult-Supplementation Project

Reasons for Support of CAST’s Smolt-to-Adult-Supplementation Project

The following explains in detail why we support a continuation of the Coalition for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow’s (CAST’s) Smolt-to-Adult Supplementation (SAS) program on the Northwest / Little Southwest Miramichi River systems.

We, the New Brunswick Salmon Council (NBSC) have grave concerns about the progressively decreasing wild Atlantic salmon population of the greater Miramichi system, particularly of the sub-populations of the Northwest (NW) and Little Southwest (LSW) Miramichi drainages.

Read the complete articale here.

Council Receives Recognition from Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine

Council Receives Recognition from Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine

April 16, 2019

The NB Salmon Council (NBSC) received an award of recognition from its Atlantic Salmon for Northern Maine (ASNM) affiliate at that group’s annual find-raising dinner on April 6 in Presque Isle.  The award and commemorative plaque are presented annually to people or groups who help with the ASNM’s efforts to recolonize the Aroostook River and other Maine tributaries of the St. John River with wild sea-run Atlantic salmon.

In 2018, the NBSC and another affiliate, the St. John Basin Salmon Recovery Inc., assisted ASNM in acquiring 40,000 eyed Tobique River eggs from the Mactaquac Biodiversity Facility, and in completing the permitting process to transport the eggs across the international boundary.  The eggs are currently being incubated in the ASNM’s hatchery at Dug Brook near Ashland, Maine.  After hatching and just prior to complete yolk absorption, the unfed fry that are produced will be released to an Aroostook River tributary where they will grow in the wild for two or three years.  It is hoped that the smolts produced will jump start a Maine-based Captive Adult Rearing program for the Aroostook and other northern Maine St. John River tributaries.

  

John Pugh (left), president of the NBSC receiving the award from Brian Fields, President ASNM