Fish Friends of the Watershed

Atlantic salmon populations have declined significantly from historic levels. The Outer Bay of Fundy salmon population (including Saint John and Oromocto River fish) has been designated as an endangered species by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

The 5th Canadian Division Support Group of the Canadian Army has been assisting the Fish Friends program since 2008. For several years students came to Base Gagetown to release their salmon fry and participate in environmental education activities. Over 3000 students have participated in Fish Friends field days at Base Gagetown since the start of the program. Other organizations that have assisted with the field days include Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Ducks Unlimited, University of New Brunswick, Canadian Rivers Institute, Natural Resources Canada and the New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources.

Additional information about Fish Friends can be found at the following web site:


Also see articles from the Post Gazette about Fish Friends

Atlantic salmon fry raised by Fish Friends that have been released into the Oromocto River Watershed at 5 Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.





2011June 9Approximately 100Tributary to Kinney Creek
2011June 9Approximately 100Rockwell Stream
2012June 7Approximately 70Tributary to Kinney Creek
2012June 7Approximately 275Kinney Creek
2013June 4Approximately 200Tributary to Brisley Stream
2014June 2Atlantic salmon 100’sMersereau Stream
2015June 2Atlantic Salmon 100’sTributary to Rockwell Stream

Contacts for Fish Friends:

Andy Smith
Telephone: 506-449-2824

Provincial contact:

Debbie Norton

New Brunswick Salmon Council