Government of Canada

Government of Canada Investing $626,000 in NL Trout River Salmon

May 26, 2019
The Government of Canada is investing $626,000 to restore the Trout River salmon population in Gros Morne National Park.

A continuing decline in the number of adult Atlantic salmon returning to spawn in the Trout River watershed is putting this locally adapted population at risk.

A recent UN report showed that almost 1 million of the planet’s species are at risk, and the Government is committed to protecting Canada’s biodiversity.

This project aims to augment the number of wild salmon by 2024, by raising salmon at Memorial University’s Bonne Bay Marine station and releasing them into the Trout River when they reach maturity and can spawn on their own. This funding will also support outreach and interpretation programs in national parks across Atlantic Canada. Atlantic national parks, including Gros Morne National Park, are working with Indigenous partners and stakeholders to restore the Atlantic Salmon population.
Trout River is at the southwestern edge of Gros Morne National Park.

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