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Smolt Tracking
ASF has become a world leader in using sonic transmitters to monitor the movements of smolt as they descend rivers, and move offshore to grow, and  to migrate towards ocean feeding grounds.


Returns of Captive-reared Atlantic salmon to Inner Bay of Fundy Rivers
ASF is partnering to explore whether captive Atlantic salmon will enter inner Bay of Fundy rivers after release.


Land-Based Aquaculture
The issues related to farmed salmon impacts on wild Atlantic salmon has created a renewed interest in land-based aquaculture. ASF is partnering to further economic efficiencies and to further understanding of the system.


Serpentine River Population
Tracking Serpentine River salmon - a population that enters the river one year prior to spawning.


Adaptation Changes in Wild Atlantic Salmon Due to Farmed Salmon Interbreeding
A study involving ASF and other researchers has shown there is likely a loss of adaptation in wild Atlantic salmon in the Magaguadavic River due to interbreeding with escaped farmed Atlantic Salmon


Kelt Tracking - 2012
ASF and our partners in 2012 have implanted sonic transmitters in 35 kelts on the Miramichi. In addition, 10 have satellite tags.


Magaguadavic - Index River of Wild and Farmed Salmon Interactions
For 20 years - since 1992 - ASF has monitored the Magaguadavic River, documenting interactions between farmed and wild Atlantic salmon


Understanding the Genome of Endangered Atlantic Salmon
ASF is a collaborator in a pioneering genomics project that is exploring the traits that make an inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon population distinct, as well as traits that separate them from some European genes that have found their way into the populations of the Upper Salmon River.

Ponoi Research Project
The Ponoi is an extremely important salmon river in northwest Russia. ASF and Knipovitch Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO) are working to understand and protect its future


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Agreement on Greenland’s Commercial Salmon Fishery Reached Good News For North America
June 12th, 2012
West Greenland catch will be restricted to 20 tonne local consumption limit.


Join the St. Croix River Alewife Migration
June 8th, 2012
On Saturday, June 9, groups and individuals concerned about the future survival of native alewives (gaspereau) on the St. Croix River will symbolically escort this historically and ecologically important fish up the river. 


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Newfoundland Fish Farm fish Hopes to Sell Infected Salmon
July 10th, 2012
A salmon farm with iSA in southern Newfoundland wants to sell its condemned salmon for human use.


PEI Fish Kill Larger than Thought
July 10th, 2012
A PEI Fish Kill in Trout River a repeat of last year


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