ASF detects aquaculture salmon escape in Bay of Fundy

Photo Cailey Fernie/ASF

Just as we’ve learned that Atlantic salmon runs are seeing more robust numbers in the waters of Maine.

ASF researchers have removed 46 escaped aquaculture salmon from the Magaguadavic River fishway in southwest New Brunswick since August 1, including ten fish captured on Tuesday, September 5th.

Aquaculture escapees are a high-level threat to wild Atlantic salmon, especially endangered populations like those in the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine. ASF calls for a robust, transparent response to this discovery from provincial and federal governments, especially with the fall spawning season for wild salmon approaching.

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