ASF’s actions are firmly based on scientific research, and the organization continues to be a leader in unraveling the mysteries of Atlantic salmon migration and the issues affecting their restoration to abundance in both the ocean and our rivers.
From tracking smolt in rivers as they migrate towards Greenland, to monitoring the interactions of wild Atlantic salmon with farmed salmon, to providing expert advice on all issues related to Atlantic salmon, ASF works to bring science to bear on matters related to wild Atlantic salmon.
In 2012, ASF is conducting another ambitious field season of research that included insertion of transmitters in smolts in rivers in New Brunswick, Quebec, and Nova Scotia, and deployment plus retrieval of sonic receivers in:
Besides the tracking program, ASF is involved in a wide array of studies and environmental interventions involving Atlantic salmon and salmon rivers throughout eastern Canada, New England, Greenland, and elsewhere in the North Atlantic Ocean region.
- Strait of Belle Isle between Newfoundland and Labrador
- Baie des Chaleurs between Gaspé and northern NB
- River systems including the Miramichi, Restigouche, Grand Cascapedia, including their estuaries
ASF's research activity is known world-wide, with the scientific material subject to peer review and sharing in the scientific community.