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Causapscal, QC — On June 25th a lucky Quebec angler landed more than a trophy in the Milnikek pool on the Matapedia River. The angler hooked and released a 20-pound (9-kg) wild Atlantic salmon affixed with an advanced satellite tracking device.
A serial number from the tag was recorded and shared with local river managers who passed the information to Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) researchers. Records show this salmon was captured and tagged on September 17th 2021, off the west coast of Greenland as part of a joint ASF, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research project with funding from Canada’s Environmental Studies Research Fund.
When it was released by the angler on June 25th this salmon, a female, still had the PSAT attached. The device contains very important data on the salmon’s migration back to North America from Greenland.
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