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Penobscot Dam Removal -
On Saturday, June 25, the Great Works Dam was breached, less than two weeks after the ceremony beginning the demolition of this barrier to native fish migration. Click for story
BDN - Reflecting on Edwards Dam, and Importance of Penobscot Restoration. Click here
MAP of the Penobscot Restoration Project. Click here
ASF's Rivernotes Blog
The RIVERNOTES blog has been updated June 22 with details of Nova Scotia's Salmon Angling Season and River Returns. Photos and Text
Aquaculture Creates Issues of Disease, Community Development and Survival of Wild Atlantic Salmon
Cooke Aquaculture has had to slaughter all fish on a site in Shelburne, NS due to infection by ISA. Further expansion of the industry in Atlantic Canada brings new risks with it.
Behind concerns in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland is a large and growing body of scientific literature that provides details of how wild Atlantic salmon, the marine environment in general, and freshwater streams are all impacted by aquaculture.
Check out background resources on the negative impacts of aquaculture. Also ASF has a backgrounder on ISA: Click here
New Film Salmon Wars can now be downloaded. Click here
Nova Scotia Wants Consultation on Aquaculture Expansion
At a Press Conference held in Halifax on June 4, 2012, more than 100 organizations protested the lack of public consultation regarding aquaculture expansion.
ASF Partnering on Pioneering Land Based Aquaculture Project
ASF has embarked on a state-of-the-art land-based closed containment research project to improve the economic viability of closed containment systems, and monitor at the highest level parameters ranging from growth rates to water quality and energy use. ASF's partner is the Freshwater Institute, and to read more, click here .
A backgrounder is available, or watch a short video on closed containment.
High Economic Value of Wild Atlantic Salmon Confirmed by Study
In a study released in January, Gardner-Pinfold Consulting Economists Ltd. concluded that wild Atlantic salmon were worth $255 million to the Canadian economy and supported 3,872 full time equivalent jobs in 2010.
This landmark natural resource study provides accurate and current data for advocates and policy makers. It combines the value that comes from active use of the resource, such as recreational fishing, and the public investment potential and level of public support for a long-term conservation program.
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Press Release describing the Report EN | FR
Gardner Pinfold Report’s Main Points EN | FRReport’s Executive Summary - 8 pages
FULL REPORT Download
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