Releasing an Atlantic Salmon in the Bonaventure River
A healthy female Atlantic salmon being released into the Bonaventure River in Quebec.
A Grilse Being Released on the Southwest Miramichi
Andy Miller releases a grilse (Atlantic salmon that has returned after one winter at sea) to the waters of the Southwest Miramichi.
Jonathan Carr Releases Kelt with Satellite Pop-off TransmitterIn May, ASF’s Vice President of Research and Environment Jon Carr releases a kelt with a satellite pop-off transmitter attached. After several months and at a pre-determined time, it will detach from the fish, float to the surface, and transmit data on the route, depth and temperature to satellites overhead.
Nathan Wilbur Live Releases on the Restigouche
The Restigouche River system is known for its high proportion of large Atlantic salmon. Nathan Wilbur is ASF’s Director of Programs for New Brunswick.
Leaping Salmon at Big Falls on Newfoundland’s Humber River
Atlantic salmon are capable of surmounting waterfalls as high as 3.5 metres. Big Falls on the Humber River is one of the best places in Canada to watch their leaping.
Cooper’s Dam Removal in July 2018
ASF is supporting the removal of many unnecessary dams in Maine, improving fish passage to important headwater spawning areas for Atlantic salmon.
Lifting Net off Labrador Strait
ASF biologists Heather Perry and Eric Brunsdon lift a net near the Labrador coast, attempting to find Atlantic salmon post-smolts migrating through the Strait of Belle Isle.
Mark Ramsay Release Salmon on Labrador’s Flowers River
A beautiful large Atlantic salmon is preparing to continue its migration upriver towards spawning beds in this southern Labrador river.
Live Release of Atlantic salmon in Crystal Clear Gaspé River
Geneviève Fournier releases an Atlantic salmon on the Grande Rivière on the Gaspé Peninsula.
Manzer Brook Fish Passage
ASF’s Nathan Wilbur, Director of Programs for New Brunswick, at right, provides assistance in the deployment of a new design of fish passage on this brook on the Nashwaak River.
Nashwaak Watershed Association
Strait of Belle Isle
ASF Biologist Eric Brunsdon pilots a boat in the waters between Labrador and Newfoundland while summer Biologist Heather Perry prepares to deploy a net to attempt live trapping post-smolt that are passing through these waters from rivers such as the Miramichi, Restigouche and Cascapedia on their way to Greenland.
Cape Breton Conservationist Has Passion for Rivers
René Aucoin has long worked tirelessly for the restoration and future well being of his nearby rivers, the Cheticamp and the Margaree. In Oct. 2018 he is seen on the Margaree, focused on understanding the river and its Atlantic salmon.
Release of a Greenland Salmon with Satellite Transmitter
ASF Biologist Jon Carr releases an adult Atlantic salmon with a satellite pop-off transmitter attached in waters of southwest Greenland, near Qaqortoq. This research is being undertaken in conjunction with NOAA.
ASF Biologist Jonathan Carr releases an Atlantic salmon with attached satellite "pop-off" transmitter near Qaqortoq in southwest Greenland