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.
|2011||June 9||Approximately 100||Tributary to Kinney Creek|
|2011||June 9||Approximately 100||Rockwell Stream|
|2012||June 7||Approximately 70||Tributary to Kinney Creek|
|2012||June 7||Approximately 275||Kinney Creek|
|2013||June 4||Approximately 200||Tributary to Brisley Stream|
|2014||June 2||Atlantic salmon 100’s||Mersereau Stream|
|2015||June 2||Atlantic Salmon 100’s||Tributary to Rockwell Stream|
Contacts for Fish Friends:
New Brunswick Salmon Council