Atlantic Salmon – Kouchibouguacis Watershed
(education, egg incubation, restoration and monitoring)
The Friends of the Kouchibouguacis (TFK) have been working on the rehabilitation and protection of the Atlantic salmon and its native habitats for many years. Since the 1990’s, their restoration methods and monitoring techniques have evolved to help enhance the Atlantic salmon populations in the area. The work continues with new research techniques, data collection and analysis. Some of the activities that have been implemented by TFK over the years include:
fish population migratory monitoring,
egg incubator installation
(click here for more information on this aspect of project),
habitat quality monitoring,
salmon egg nest (Redd) identification,
fin clipping and stocking of salmon fry.
These activities have been possible thanks to numerous established partnerships, the sharing of indigenous knowledge and the generous volunteer work from residents and students from local schools. We are proud to collaborate with Kopit Lodge and Kouchibouguac National Park towards the success of this project. TFK have also been involved in stewardship activities such as workshops, meetings, kiosk sessions, beach sweeps, waterfront property consultations, several in-class presentations and field trips offered to students from local schools.
The Atlantic salmon fishing season has been closed on Kouchibouguacis River since 1998 much to the disappointment of the whole community, particularly to local anglers. TFK empathizes with local fishermen and are confident that these projects will eventually contribute to the return of salmon population in our watersheds. Hopefully it will result in the reopening of a salmon fishing season with all the social and economic benefits that come with it for the people in our communities. This project has been featured on CBC news you can read the article here and view the video bellow.
cbc news report on salmon recovery on the Kouchibouguacis
Voici le reportage sur notre projet de saumon qui a été diffusé sur CBC News hier soir. Vous pouvez supporter notre projet en faisant un don a notre levée de fonds gofundme.https://www.gofundme.com/atlantic-salmon-population-recoveryHere is last night's report on our salmon project by CBC News. You can help by donating to our gofundme fundraiser.Posted by Les Ami-es de la Kouchibouguacis on Tuesday, March 5, 2019