News from the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF)
Alien creatures are invading our rivers and lakes, threatening the future survival of our native species, such as wild Atlantic salmon. A recently launched web site provides valuable information on non-native aquatic species now being found in New Brunswick’s waters, including how YOU can help and how you can report them. To learn more, visit,
A mayor of a small town in Newfoundland, charged with poaching, says he found the 43 salmon that were in his possession by the side of a pond. This CBC article also sparked an on-line poll on how serious a matter poaching is. More than 2,200 people responded. Check out the story and poll results at:
Environment Canada executed search warrants at offices of Cooke Aquaculture last week in connection with an investigation of cypermethrin found in dead lobsters near Deer Island and Grand Manan.
ALEXANDRA COUSTEAU and FRED WHORISKEY were recently quoted on the issue of very high sea lice densities in salmon farms, which are also a major concern to wild Atlantic salmon. It does not take many to kill a smolt after it enters salt water. Read more in this Scientific American article and watch the video.
A coalition on P.E.I. is calling on their Premier to get answers from Environment Canada as to whether or not it has begun an environmental assessment on producing genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon eggs at an island facility.
To keep track of breaking news on wild Atlantic salmon, use the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s presence on Facebook. Log in, search for Atlantic Salmon Federation, and press “LIKE” to keep in touch with developments.
ASF’s Webworks is an updating service on the world of the wild Atlantic salmon. If you wish to be added or removed from the list, email firstname.lastname@example.org