The New Brunswick Salmon Council (NBSC) is a non-profit, volunteer based organization, dedicated to the protecting wild Atlantic salmon and supporting the restoration and enhancement activity on all watersheds in New Brunswick.
Please Help Support the Proposed Project to Eradicate Invasive Smallmouth Bass from the Greater Miramichi River System
As you know, smallmouth bass are serious competitors with, and predators of juvenile Atlantic salmon. Unless bass are eliminated from Miramichi Lake, where they were illegally introduced, and from a short section of the Southwest Miramichi River into which they migrated, they will become established throughout much of the remainder of the Greater Miramichi watershed.
We are accepting donations to support the North Shore Mic Mac District Council and Working Group partners to eradicate smallmouth bass from the range in which they presently exist in the Southwest Miramichi system. The funds will be used to purchase a Health Canada-approved piscicide and necessary equipment, and to implement the eradication. The results and ecosystem recovery will be monitored for 5 years. These donations are tax deductible. Unless you specifically request it, your name will be published on this site as a donor, but the amount you contribute will not.
Until we get an electronic funding system in place, cheques to the NB Salmon Council can be sent to:
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.
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