Salmon groups push ahead with fish kill in face of COVID-19

New Brunswick salmon groups and First Nations are keeping an anxious eye on the calendar as COVID–19 threatens the arrival of a key U.S. expert invited here to help eradicate invasive smallmouth bass.

The bass – which is not native anywhere in Atlantic Canada – has escaped into the Miramichi River, where it is feared they could devastate native Atlantic salmon stocks by eating their young.

The salmon groups are still hoping they will be able to apply rotenone in late August or early September in Miramichi Lake, where the bass appeared just over a decade ago, and in a 10 kilometer stretch of the Miramichi River itself.

LINK (via: CBC)

Rotenone is the same stuff they used on the Creature From The Black Lagoon.


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