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Kelt Tracking - 2012

In May 2012, ASF researchers successfully implanted 35 sonic transmitters into kelts on the Miramichi.

In addition, 10 of these salmon had satellite tags attached; designed to "pop off" the fish after five months at sea, and then to transmit their data to a satellite in space.

All kelts were released to continue their migration downstream to the ocean. Lines of sonic receivers are deployed downstream in the river, the question will be how many pass the Strait of Belle Isle between Labrador and Newfoundland. The sonic receivers were place in mid-June 2012.

ASF continues to pioneer tracking research of wild Atlantic salmon, both smolts and kelts, to unravel the mysteries of migration downstream and across oceans towards distant feeding grounds - and to explore the reasons for high at-sea mortality that is affecting returns to rivers in North America.

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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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